The Augusta Scottish Rite Center is located on the West Side of Augusta at 2553 Washington Road. The Center is situated on a 300 by 400 lot at the corner of Eisenhower Drive and Washington Road. The Augusta National Golf Club - home of the annual Masters Golf Tournament - is located across the street from the Center. The initial structure was erected in 1967 and the kitchen and dining room areas were added in 1990.
The front portion of the building includes a large foyer, Secretary's Office and three administrative and storage areas, anteroom, library/conference room, memorabilia room which also is used as a classroom for small groups, male and female restrooms, cloak room, robe/dressing room and a storage room. The 5000 square foot Lodge Room includes 234 fixed seats situated amphitheater style to afford maximum visibility. Many more persons can be seated with the addition of folding chairs. Corridors down each side of the Lodge Room provide multiple entrances for Degree personnel. The stage area located at the rear of the Lodge Room includes a variety of back drops with their controls, lighting control panels,
a storeroom and a restroom.
Entrance to the dining room is through a hallway leading from the foyer. Three other entranceways from the outside of the building are available. The main dining room will seat as many as 200 persons. There is a small dining room, which will seat approximately 40 persons. The kitchen is of commercial style capable of meeting most all cooking and serving needs. Located on the second level of the Center is the main classroom, the sound system control room, a building equipment room
and two storage areas.
Overall, the Center is functional and fully meets the needs of the members as well as other groups invited to use the facility. This includes two ramps for entry by the handicapped. To the rear of the Center is a paved parking area and an outside storage facility used primarily for storage of grounds maintenance equipment.
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