The Builders of Civilization (42 images)

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It may be the spookiest building in Los Angeles, the former Masonic Scottish Rite Temple, at 4357 Wilshire Boulevard, designed by the late architect and artist Millard Sheets. Freemasonry is celebrated here, the oldest and largest worldwide fraternity dedicated to the brotherhood of man and so on. It's really not a religion. It's an exclusive club of good guys, dating back to the early eighteenth century, with secret rites and rituals, and they use the metaphor of stonemasons' tools against...
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