Masonic Home of Washington

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Masonic Home of Washington
Masonic Home of Washington
The Masonic Home of Washington
Location23660 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, Washington
Coordinates47°23′18″N 122°19′19″W / 47.3883187°N 122.3219308°W / 47.3883187; -122.3219308Coordinates: 47°23′18″N 122°19′19″W / 47.3883187°N 122.3219308°W / 47.3883187; -122.3219308
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Area27 acres (11 ha)
ArchitectHeath, Gove & Bell

The Masonic Home of Washington is an architecturally significant building in Des Moines, Washington. It was an assisted living home owned by the Grand Lodge of Washington, located in the U.S. state of Washington at 23660 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, Washington. It was operated by the Grand Lodge of Washington as an assisted living home for Free Masons, their widows, and their orphans. The building was designed by the Tacoma architecture firm Heath, Gove & Bell.[1]

The Masonic Home of Washington ceased assisted care operations in 2006. It was renamed the 'Landmark on the Sound' as part of an attempt to redevelop the property.[2][3]


The Grand Lodge of Washington was created as a home for the aged population of Masons as well as the windows and children of Masons. Thirty acres of water view property on the shores of the town formerly known as Zenith (now Des Moines) was initially purchased in 1924.[4] The building was erected in 1926 designed by the Tacoma firm Heath, Gove, & Bell. Masonic Home of Washington is built in the Tudor Revival style; it is 5 stories high and is built with load-bearing masonry construction, a terra-cotta roof with copper flashing, terrazzo floors, and a stucco exterior with brick detail work.[5]


  1. "Masonic Home – Historic Des Moines, Washington". 22 July 2007.
  2. * 1. Archives – Grand Lodge of Washington.
  3. LCI Consultants. The Landmark on the Sound: History and Inventory, LCI Consultants, 2012
  4. "PCAD – Masonic Building, Home of Washington #2, Main Building, Zenith, Des Moines, WA".
  5. "2015 Endangered Properties – Historic Seattle". 18 May 2015.

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