AKA: Golden State Masonic Temple, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures

Designers: Morgan, Walls and Clements, Architects (firm); Stiles Oliver Clements (architect); Octavius Weller Morgan Sr. (architect); John A. Walls (architect)

Dates: constructed 1925

3 stories

Los Angeles, CA


The prolific Los Angeles architectural firm of Morgan, Walls and Clements designed this three-story, Spanish Colonial Revival fraternal building in 1924. Designed for the Golden State Masonic Lodge, the building, seen from the street, consisted of two main parts: an entry section marked by tall Romanesque arched windows trimmed with Spanish Baroque ornamentation, and a long, less adorned portion attached to it. The length of the the long section was exaggerated by the horizontal courses framing the second-floor windows, presaging Morgan, Walls and Clements's Streamlined Moderne designs of the 1930s.

PCAD id: 19863