Rite Temple of Wichita, Kansas
Anniversary Commemorative Plate
This beautiful plate with its
blue and purple colors depicts a historic landmark in Wichita, Kansas.
It commemorates the 100th Anniversary (1887-1987) of the Scottish Rite Temple
which is located there. The top picture on the plate, just under the
words "Scottish Rite Temple," is the building as it looked in 1887.
The larger picture it is how it looks today. It
is a numbered / limited edition of only 1,000 made. This plate measures 9.25
inches in diameter and is fine china porcelain. It also comes with a
plate hanger made especially for Famous Commemorative Keepsake Plates.
The back of the plate reads: From
top ### / 1000,
1887 - 1987,
In 1887, the
first YMCA was built on the corner of Topeka and First Street. The Scottish
Rite Bodies of Wichita purchased this building in 1897, and completed two
additions to the original building - one in 1907 and one in 1954. At the
inception of the National Register of Historic Places of America in 1972, the
Temple was named as one of the six Historical Landmarks in Wichita.
This Scottish Rite Temple is considered one of the outstanding sites in the
State of Kansas, and is open for tours five days a week.
Rite 32nd degree emblem of the Southern Jurisdiction is pictured below this
Master Masons, Shrine, York
Rite, 32nd, 33rd degree Masons and everyone else should take the virtual tour
of this Historical Building. For the complete history of the Scottish
Rite Bodies of Wichita and a virtual tour of this building click on the
following link to take the virtual
"Thanks" is also in order to Brother Jerry Stotler for donating one of these
plates to our museum collection.