A venue that has an “east parlor” and “west parlor” definitely suggests a sizeable space. And The Detroit Masonic Temple is home to 16 floors and 1,037 rooms. As the world’s largest Masonic Temple it comes as no surprise that this impressive structure has hosted a wide range of events in the past. Today you can also appreciate its architectural charm while attending an enchanting Candlelight concert.
If you haven’t already found yourself standing before The Masonic in Detroit, you can find the striking building next to Cass Park on 500 Temple St. Although there is no specific parking at the venue, there are plenty of District Detroit paid lots and garages in the area.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about The Detroit Masonic Temple
1. When and why was The Masonic built?
Building The Masonic began in 1920 and was completed by 1926. As membership in Masonic fraternaties began to grow, the Masonic Temple Association of Detroit built decided to build a larger Masonic Temple on Bagg Street (now Temple Avenue).
2. A grand celebration
When the theater at The Masonic first opened, the development was marked with a concert performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ossip Gabrilowitsch.
3. Corrado Parducci
Across the Temple Theatre, Crystal Ballroom, Parlor Room, Greek Ionic Room, and so many more venues within The Masonic there are treasured artistic conceptions and decorative details. From Corrado Parducci’s scultures on display in the lobby to light fixtures and chandeliers, Parducci’s unique designs add to the magnificence of the building.
Candlelight concerts at The Detroit Masonic Temple
Find your seat at a mesmerizing Candlelight concert at The Masonic. Catch a holiday special, tribute to Adele, Taylor Swift, and more in the Crystal Ballroom. Talented musicians will serenade you with soothing melodies accompanied by classic Italian decor.
What else can you do at The Detroit Masonic Temple?
The Masonic is home to lodge rooms, offices, dining spaces, a swimming pool, handball court, gymnasium, bowling alley, a pool hall, and is the home of the Detroit Handball Club. Aside from all of these fantastic facilities, you can keep an eye on The Masonic’s website for all upcoming events.
Don’t miss out on a captivating concert at The Masonic. The combination of flickering candles and takes on some of your favorite music makes for a memorable evening out. What’s more, the Candlelight series is illuminating several other venues across Detroit, so you can discover even more of the city’s highly sought-after spaces.