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Shrine Mosque
Shrine Mosque
TitleShrine Mosque
DescriptionPostcard of the Shrine Mosque at 12th and Prospect Streets
Historical ArticleShrine Mosque, 12th and Prospect Streets, Kansas City, Mo. is pictured in color on an old post card of 1912. Mounted at the top of the building are the crescent and star, Masonic emblems. This corner site has seen a variety of uses, as a Kansas City Star story Dec. 19, 1926 indicates: In 1911 Ararat moved into its own mosque at 12th and Prospect, where a church had been purchased and remodeled. The lodge membership was 2,300.

After World War I Ararat made its greatest strides and many of the activities for which the Shrine is known to the general public were started then.

A lot was purchased at 11th and Central and by December, 1926, Ararat moved into the new quarter-million-dollar temple at 11th and Central.

The 1908 city directory gave the identity of the church purchased as the Fifth Presbyterian Church. The brick residence at the side of the church was the parsonage.

Kansas City's first Church's Fried Chicken restaurant was built in 1974 on the site after the Masonic Building had been razed.

Kansas City Times
March 2, 1979
AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectShrine Mosque
Masonic Orders
Presbyterian Churches
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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