Details for Scottish Rite Temple (Atlas Number 5507015644)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507015644


Marker Number 15644
Atlas Number 5507015644
Marker Title Scottish Rite Temple
Index Entry Scottish Rite Temple
Address 207 W. 18th
City Austin
County Travis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 621139
UTM Northing 3350489
Subject Codes fraternal organizations; opera houses and theatre; German immigrants/immigration, sports
Marker Year 1967
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location Austin Scottish Rite Theater, SE corner 18th and Lavaca streets
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text Built 1871-72 as an opera house by Austin Turn Verein, a German social society. Used for gymnastics, feasting and dancing, it was a social center for years. Purchased in 1912 for Ben Hur Shrine Temple and remodeled, blending Southwest and Mission style architecture with Arabic accents. Transferred in 1914 to Scottish Rite bodies of Austin who allow other Masonic groups to meet here. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967