Built in 1923, the Scottish Rite Cathedral is a freemason social hall located in Joplin, Missouri. It was designed by Herbert Greene in the Beaux Arts style. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. Individual and group tours are available and the auditorium dining hall, and rooms for meeting space are available for rent.


  • The cathedral
    The cathedral
  • Another view of the building
    Another view of the building

The freemasons established the Scottish Rite, Valley of Joplin in June 1901 and met in two building the following years before increasing membership—by 1923 there were 1,256 members—prompted the construction of the current building. Construction began in 1914 but World War I halted the work until 1919.

"History of the building." http://www.joplinaasr.com/building_history.htm. Retrieved 4-24-15.