Supreme Council 33rd Degree
This beautiful hand forged
aluminum plate by "Natale" of Leesburg, Pa. was made for the
Scottish Rite Supreme Council 33rd Degree Northern Masonic Jurisdiction and pictures their
Headquarters Building in Lexington, Mass. It is in wonderful condition and measures 6
inches in diameter.
The expansion of the old
building took just over a year to complete, and more than tripled the original
office space. The original building, a circa 1905 Colonial Revival, has
retained its historical essence as the new offices have been cleverly designed
around it, offering a unique combination of old and new.
The new headquarters, designed
by architectural firm Earl R. Flansburgh & Associates, has two new wings
attached to the original brick building, with the main entrance moved to the
center of the new addition.
The first floor of the right
wing houses the Children's Learning Center - the flagship for the
jurisdiction's charitable dyslexic program. The center will be one of 55 being
opened across the jurisdiction providing one-on-one tutoring for dyslexic
students. The facility will eventually serve up to 70 dyslexic children per
week. During the summer months the center will be used to train tutors.
The second floor of that wing is
the location of the Commander's office, conference room and support staff.
The left wing, built behind the original building,
houses the Charitable Giving department and Information Systems on the first
floor, and The Northern Light offices, the Executive Secretary office and
support staff, and the administrative staff of the Learning Centers on the