This bust portrait of Albert Pike, “Author, Poet, Soldier, Scholar”, stands at the top of the grand stair in the House of the Temple on 16th Street in Washington DC.
The controversial Albert Pike was a prominent Mason, author of Morals and Dogma and Esoterika both of which are for sale in the bookshop.
Above Pike's bust is a quote.
Ourselves Alone Dies With
Us: What We Have Done for
Others and the World
Remains and is Immortal
But this is not the only bust of Pike in the Temple. Around behind the stairs is Pike's final resting place marked by similar bust.
Born December 29, 1809
Died April 2, 1891
"He Has Lived The
Fruits of His Labors
Live After Him.
Pike's mortal remains are in the wall behind the bust.
The Pillar's of Charity room houses the cremated remains of major patrons of the Temple. This impressive stained-glass window dominates the room. 33 shafts of light pour down on the Temple.
Ordo Ab Chao
For a more in depth look at Albert Pike see: Landmarks: Albert Pike.
For a close look at the, now toppled, Statue of Albert Pike at Judiciary Square see Portrait Gallery: Albert Pike.
Post a Comment