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The House of Temple is neo-classically designed to resemble a US government building. The structure functions as a museum, a library, and a club for the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. The House of the Temple was patterned after the Mausoleum of Maussollos which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its custodial Sphinxes named Wisdom and Power are weighing 17 tons each. They were carved by the man who fashioned the Mercury Dime. The interior of the House of the Temple appears like the grave of King Tut. It is made of compact pillars of green granite. The statues are engraved with hieroglyphics. The stone walls are 9-foot thick. Some of the collections exhibited include the Bible used at George Washington's funeral, a mannequin of Mount Rushmore utilized by statue maker Gutzon Borglum, and the Scottish Rite flag carried by Buzz Aldrin. There are casings full of common items like signed footballs, ornamental nutcrackers, and memento mugs. There is also the monumental black marble altar in the huge Temple Room, and the gallery of still-life pictures of Scottish Rite aprons and gloves as well as a long hallway that directs to a 18-inch rock cube that is said to have been used by George Washington.
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