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Masonic Hall
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


Status:Demolished c1949
Street:Smith St


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29°51'37.22" S 31°01'09.92" E Alt: 9m

The first Masonic Temple of Port Natal Lodge EC was built on this site in 1871. It was on the corner of Smith Street (now Anton Lembede Street) and a lane called Masonic Grove (now Dullah Omar Grove). Masonic Grove was named after the temple.

This temple was destroyed by fire in 1892, and replaced with a second Masonic Temple – the one by Street-Wilson and Fyfe. It was used for Masonic purposes until 1949 when it was replaced by a multi-storey office block known as Sangro House.

See The History of Masonic Grove.

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Writings about this entry

Hillebrand, Melanie. 1975. Aspects of architecture in Natal, 1880 1914. Pietermaritzburg: Unpublished MA. Dept Fine Art and History of Art, University of Natal. pg 205