The House of the Temple - Washington, D.C.

This Masonic Temple, completed in 1916, was designed by John Russell Pope and considered one of the finest architectural works of the early twentieth century. The House of the Temple was his first major commission in the District of Columbia. He was only 36 years old at the time he signed his contract for the building.

Pope went on to complete many well known buildings in the District of Columbia, including the National Gallery of Art, National Archives and the Jefferson Memorial.