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Wikipedia Description: Almas Temple
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The Almas Temple is a Masonic building facing Franklin Square at 1315 K St NW in Washington, DC. It houses Almas Shrine, a sub-group for Shriner’s International whose headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida. The edifice is in the Moorish architectural style and features an elaborate, multicolored terra-cotta fašade. It was constructed in 1929 by Allen H. Potts, a member of the temple.
The building is five stories in height. It was renovated and relocated about 100 feet westward to its current location in 1987 to make way for a new office complex, One Franklin Square. Coordinates: 38.902940░N 77.03051░W
The Almas Temple is one of the settings in Dan Brown's 2009 novel, The Lost Symbol.
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