Masonic Home - Des Moines, WA
Posted by: Hikenutty
N 47° 23.306 W 122° 19.349
10T E 551134 N 5248553
Quick Description: Built in 1926 the Masonic Home in Des Moines is now called "Landmark On The Sound", but it is still owned by the Masonics of Washington state.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 12/27/2007 7:53:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM2VRH
The following text is from "Washington: a Guide to the Evergreen State":
at 2.7 m., an imposing MASONIC HOME, built at a cost of $800,000, overlooks Puget Sound. The main structure and several small frame buildings stand on formally landscaped grounds within a semicircle of second growth forest.
The building is now managed for the Masonics by the Landmark Corporation and is called Landmark on the Sound. Originally the Masonic Home was created in 1912 in the city of Puyallup. In 1926 this structure was built to enlarge the capacity of the home.
The home still has the formal gardens in front of the building and a commanding view of the Puget Sound.