Almas Temple

The Almas Temple was the longtime home of the DC chapter of the Scottish Rite Temple since its 1929 construction.

The Almas Temple, built in the Moorish style by architect Allen Hussell Potts, is reminiscent of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. The model was the castle of the Moorish kings built in the thirteenth century. The Masonic building is located in a block that at one time was a highly fashionable residential area, especially from 1851 when Franklin Square was landscaped, fenced and greatly improved, until the 1920s as the area became more commercial.

DC Inventory: September 3, 1981



Almas Temple. Exterior of Almas Temple Itif / 141.27 kB Download


1315 K Street, NW