The Macon Scottish Rite is located at
1985 Vineville Avenue in Macon and was dedicated on January 25, 1964.
The dedication address was by Illustrious Luther A. Smith, 33º Grand
Commander of the Supreme Council Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.
NOTE: The name is Macon Scottish rite. We do not use Center in our name.
The Rite is located one block west
of Interstate 75 on exit 164. The Building was dedicated by Otis E
Dixon, 32º, Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Georgia.
The evening of the first day saw
the Investiture of the Knights Commander of the Court of Honour in
addition to Worshipful Brother Dixon the class was honored by having a
future Sovereign Grand Inspector General and several future Grand
Masters of Masons in Georgia.
The building is a large stucco
structure with a two story view from the front. The entrance is a multi
glass door into a foyer. The office of the Secretary is to the right of
the foyer and the library and an extra office is on the left.
There is a large lounge with sofas
and television before entering the auditorium. The men's restroom is to
the right with robbing rooms to the left of the lounge. The cloak room
and cap storage area is adjacent to the lounge and foyer.
The auditorium has 365 permanent
seats and a raised amphitheatre style for visual availability for
observing the performance and degrees on the Lodge floor. The auditorium
floor 65' x 36' and the stage area is 65' x 60'.
Macon being in the Center of the
State has a large area in which to receive candidates. The auditorium
has been used for the Investiture of the Knight Commander Court of
Honour. In addition to the auditorium, the classroom on the right will
seat 100 candidates.
The lower level consists of the
dining room that will seat over 300 people for dinner. The kitchen is
fully equipped with stainless steel tables nd restaurant style utensils,
ovens and equipment that can be used to cook any amount of food.
This level is accessible by a
stairway and is also accessible from either side of the dinning room for
those who are unable to use the stairs. There is a large paved parking
lot with 30 parking spaces and large unpaved parking area next to the
paved parking lot.
Accessibility by handicapped can
be made from either side of the building on both levels, each level
contains restrooms for both ladies and gentlemen.
The Scottish rite Executive
Committee and the Scottish Rite Temple Corporation make available as a
community service, the auditorium and dining room for activities
through-out the year.
- Cherry Blossom Festival – Little Miss and Mr. Cherry Blossom Festival
- Miss Macon Pageant – Peeliminary of Miss Georgia – Miss America Pageant
- American Red Cross for disaster housing, floods, hurricanes
American Red Cross – Disaster Symposium
- Grand Lodge of Georgia, Area Master and Wardens Workshops
- Yard Sales – Macon York Rite Bodies – Twice yearly
- Daughters of the Nile and OES Meetings