100 7th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203
Designed by local architectural firm Asmus and Clark, the Grand Lodge of Tennessee was built in 1925, a time when most architects designing monumental buildings turned to the Neoclassical style, also known as Classical Revival. The Greek Ionic order was chosen to enrich the imposing monumental block of the four-story concrete building. Ionic pilasters and engaged columns march across the building’s visible facades. The bronze light standards in front, which incorporate lion forms, are an integral part of the Neoclassical design.