The Masonic Temple building in Salina, Kansas is a monumental Classical Revival-style building completed in 1927. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
This historic building is available as a unique, elegant venue for weddings and private events. The Temple has seven floors and total of 160,000 square feet. The exterior of the building is Indiana limestone and features an exterior grand staircase with solid brass double doors.
The first floor grand lobby has an ornate, vaulted ceiling with 1920s period light fixtures. The marble in the lobby is original rose-color split to reflect an angle wing motif. The checkerboard marble floor of alternating shades of rose marble reflects the light from surrounding large windows and dark oak trim.
The 1st floor is comprised of 3 sections, a grand lobby, grand atrium and dining hall. These areas can be opened as one large space or easily closed off for more intimate spaces. The grand atrium and dining hall span two floors, with second-floor surround balconies overlooking each space.
Bronze doors, art glass chandeliers and windows and “angel-wing” mirror-pattern rose color marble wainscoting highlight the inside. Ornate egg and dart molding found near the ceiling throughout the building symbolizes Life and Death. Forget-me-not painted flowers surrounding the 2nd floor balconies symbolizes friendship, acceptance and security within our walls.
The building was designed around its third floor auditorium, which features a 36-foot high ceiling and has a seating capacity of 1,200 people. The elevated stage contains 104-year old, hand-painted scenery drops.
Brad Anderson – President
Rodney Denholm – Vice President
Mitch Robinson – Secretary
Katherine Jester – Treasurer