Through books like The Lost Symbol, you may have heard of “The Masons” as a secret society, but they organization is anything but.
Our friends at StreetEasy recently got to tour the interior of New York’s largest Masonic Temple, located in the heart of the Flatiron District.
You probably knew 23rd Street boasts an eclectic mix of New York City staples, from the Flatiron Building to Shake Shack and of course everyone’s favorite source of drywall, the Home Depot. But you probably didn’t know West 23rd Street is also home to a secret society known as the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York. It’s not as secretive as it was back in the 1800s during the height of the Freemason days, but this office building-turned-Masonic Temple is a bizarre site and definitely warrants exploration. Take a look.
Check out the accompanying article for more on the Masonic Temple in Flatiron.