George T. Schreiber designed the Scottish Rite building in the Tudor Gothic style. Construction began on the limestone building in 1927 and lasted until 1929. Centralized within the Scottish Rite is a 210 foot tower that holds a 65 bell carillon. On the second floor is the Auditorium which was patterned after the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. The walls are covered with decorative panels and the ceiling has richly carved cathedral trusses, all of curly Russian white oak. The bronze chandelier in the center of the ceiling weighs 2400 pounds.
650 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology , “Scottish Rite Auditorium, Indianapolis (Marion),” Discover Indiana, accessed December 17, 2017, http://indyhist.iupui.edu/items/show/167.