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Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tucson, Arizona


Description: Scottish Rite Cathedral
Other Names:
Address: 160 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Type: fraternal: Masonic temple
Original Client:
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1915-1916
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: cornerstone identifies W. Crowell Builder
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories with elevated basement, 76 feet across x 163 feet deep; faces East

Wall Materials: yellow brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: An addition to the north and to the rear by Starkweather & Morse, 1950

Present Owner: Scottish Rite Cathedral
Location of Drawings: Scottish Rite Cathedral, blueprints
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 221a-221d, postcards

Bibliography: (1) Lloyd C. Engelbrecht, Trost in Tucson, Triglyph; a Journal of Architecture and Environmental Design (published by Arizona State University), no. 2 (Spring, 1985), page 27
(2) Prentice Duell, A Review of Modern Architecture in Arizona, Western Architect, volume XXXI, no. 6 (June, 1922), pages 72 and 75 (illustrated)

Remarks: The reception area is finished in Prairie style.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990.