Cairns Masonic Temple, Cairns

Cairns Masonic Temple, Cairns

Cairns Masonic Temple stands as a revered testament to the region's Masonic history. A heritage-listed former masonic temple, this magnificent edifice was meticulously constructed from 1934 to 1935, capturing the essence of classical architectural elegance.

The Masonic temple, a two-storeyed concrete structure adorned with a gable roof concealed behind a parapet wall, boasts a dignified T-shaped plan. The main body of the building embraces a minimalistic design, accentuated by high-set steel-framed windows that draw the eye and illuminate its noble interior.

Approaching the entrance, visitors ascend a stately flight of stairs that lead to a recessed door, sheltered by a gracefully cantilevered awning. The doorway is adorned with an impressive rendered arch, flanked by majestic Corinthian columns on either side. These columns gracefully support large globes, symbolizing the universality of the Masonic order. Marble plaques rest upon pedestals at the base of each column, hinting at the solemnity of the rituals held within. Above the arch, a circular window is encircled by four small square windows, bestowing a touch of ethereal allure upon the façade. The parapet, adorned with a deep cornice and the Latin words "AD GLORIAM DEI" (To the Glory of God), pays homage to the higher purpose guiding the Masonic ideals. At its apex, the masonic emblem of the carpenter's square and divider serves as a beacon of unity and harmony.

Upon crossing the threshold, the interior reveals a grand hall with a gallery, embodying the sense of unity and fellowship central to Masonic principles. Staircases gracefully lead to the first floor, their presence a reminder of the ascent to greater knowledge and enlightenment, hallmarks of the Masonic journey.

The Minnie Street façade is guarded by an iron fence with concrete posts, standing as sentinels to protect and honor the sanctity of the Masonic domain.

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Sight Name: Cairns Masonic Temple
Sight Location: Cairns, Australia (See walking tours in Cairns)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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