Scottish Rite Temple of Wichita, Kansas

100th 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. 

The Scottish Rite 32nd degree emblem of the Southern Jurisdiction is pictured below this text.

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 tour

A special "Thanks" is also in order to Brother Jerry Stotler for donating one of these plates to our museum collection.

 

         

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