The Albert Pike Memorial Temple, also known as The Albert Pike Masonic Center, is designated a historical landmark. In 2014, after 90 years of being veiled in mystery and virtually unknown to the general public, the Albert Pike Masonic Center was opened up to the entire State of Arkansas to rent for weddings, fundraisers, non-profit organizations, the performing arts as well as many other usages. It has quickly become one of the most beautiful, majestic, versatile and affordable event venues in the State.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Albert Pike Masonic Center is the headquarters for the Masonic fraternity in Arkansas. Designed by architects George Mann and Eugene Stern, it was dedicated on May 12, 1924. Mann was considered the “dean of Arkansas architects” having designed several important Arkansas buildings, including the Arkansas State Capitol and the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs. The building is a monumental three-story structure in the Neo-Classic Revival style, lined on its front facade with nineteen Greek Ionic columns.
With seating for 774 in the auditorium, 450 in the formal dining room, and several other unique spaces, the Center is perfect for banquets, receptions, performing arts, and many other events. The building is truly an Arkansas treasure that we wish to share with everyone.