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    Default MASONIC GRAND LODGE of MANHATTAN

    Saw the interior as part of OHNY and it really is amazing. Each of the meeting rooms is splendidly decorated in a different theme, rich with motifs from across the span of history.

    I took so many photos, here is a small sample.


    Colonial Room



    Entry to the Hollender Room



    Grand Lodge Room







    Renaissance Room



    Jacobean Room



    Ionic Room



    Doric Room



    Grand Lodge Room



    French Ionic
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    The rooms are really "decked out" in a lot of plaster detailing. A renovation took place during the late 80's after years of men smoking cigars, pipes, etc. had badly blackened things.

    Here are some more. I filled up my camera that day.


    Corinthian Room



    Jacobean Room



    Corinthian Room



    Doric Room







    French Doric Rooom




    Each of the rooms has a restored organ ornamented slightly differently to reflect the theme of that room.
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    Are the rooms named?

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    I went back and identified some rooms with captions.
    We didn't see all of them, but were told any individual can show up during the week to get a one-on-one tour that is more comprehensive.

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    Wow. Incredibly colorful.

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    can I see the rest of these beautiful pictures in Flickr? thank you

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    These are really interesting. Any chance you can post more?

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    Hey, thanks for the interest guys...I will post more of these later.

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    Amazing how much beautiful stuff is hidden from our everyday view.

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    Those are really beautiful pictures

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    a few more

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    Such tasteful, exquisite and elaborate detailing, thank you for these MG...

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    Awesome shots...Where exactly is this Lodge? How can one get a tour?

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    Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed them!
    The Lodge is located at Sixth Avenue and 23rd Street. You can easily get a private tour showing you more than what's pictured here. One of the hosts said you can show up on any weekday afternoon to be given a tour.

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