The Sign of the Masons

The main entrance of the Great Eastern Hotel in London offers a ‘sign’ that is hidden in plain sight. Even though it was left off the hotel’s official floorplan, three bricked in windows act as a visual sign for a Freemason’s temple built into the site by the hotel’s founding fathers. Pulling double duty, the windows announce and guard the temple’s secrets, both at the same time.

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One Response to The Sign of the Masons

  1. Jeremy says:

    Interesting little tidbit… something to keep in the back of my head!

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