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The Winnipeg Floodway - A Masonic Projection ?

By Kristen Senz
One of the best places for organizational meetings and conferences is the Manitoba Legislative Building or the Manitoba Parliament Building located in Winnipeg. It was designed and constructed by Henry Boddington and Frank Worthington Simon (1863-1933), along with skilled craftsmen and assistants. According to Frank Albo, one of the researchers of the University of Winnipeg, the measurements of the legislative building and the ancient Solomon room were all exact. The visitors might feel and see the sacred room if they choose to visit this building. Along with the room was the famous Golden Boy, a gold statue with bronze as a covering. It was based on the style of some ancient Roman and Greek Gods such as Mercury and Hermes.

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In 1914, there was an outbreak of the First World War in the location of the building, but fortunately, the staffs have been started to evacuate since 1913. This was the first tragedy that the building has been conquered. Though there was a shortage of materials and funds, the Manitobans still pursued to build and restore the beauty of the building. Luckily, improvements were seen after the end of the war, and ceremonies have been conducted by Sir James Aikins, the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the province. The camaraderie of the Manitobans in maintaining the beauty of the building was one of the most significant reasons why it gained the highest recognition at this point of time. Yet rather unappreciated at the time – and even now in 2013 – is that all the Manitoba politicians at the time – except for three – were all practicing masons of the local Masonic lodges.

The history of the Manitoba Legislative Building has been started in 1911. It was a period wherein the Manitoba Government publicized an architectural competition to all designers/architects, and a grand prize of $10,000 was offered for the best designs of the sacred building. Among 67 designs, one former student at the Ecole des Beaux- Arts, Frank Worthington Simon won because of his best designs and impressive sketch. The building construction began in 1913, but the progress has been interrupted because one contractor stolen some materials to build his own house. However, on July 15, 1920, Sir James Aikins and the Lieutenant-Governor of the Manitoba performed the 50th province’s anniversary date and celebrations.

Aside from Christians, Egyptian views are all included to make the building as a sacred place. Two great sphinxes are placed on the roof of the central tower, one of which faces the rising sun while the other positions to follow the setting sun. Both sphinxes have some inscriptions that translate the name of Thutmosis III. In the same area, hieroglyphic references are also included to represent the name of the Sun God Re, an ancient deity who gives everlasting life. These inscriptions were expected on ancient tombs and walls, but not hidden on the MLB roof.

The Pool of the Black Star is actually a symbol of Babylonian Goddess Ishtar next to the statue of Hermes. It has an eight pointed star in the center of the lower ground underneath the altar with a radius of 8.2 m (27 feet). One unique thing concerning this area is the amazing design of the wall that allows any sound from the building to be heard and caught. So visitors should observe the words to say if they do not want to be the center of attraction. Aside from this, the Lieutenant – Governor’s Reception Room, the Legislative Chamber, the Grand Staircase and exterior designs are all created with a purpose – to represent the beauty of the ancient civilization as well as the to recognize the general figures, to inform the people about spirituality and prosperity by providing them some of the symbols and murals and to give a memorable tour to visitors and travelers.

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Although “Temple Mount’ symbols hold the major trademark of Masonic rituals consider the ancient Egyptians which holds that the first three Grand Masters were King Solomon, King Hiram I of Tyre, and Hiram Abiff – preceding the artistic add-on interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci.. Also published at The Winnipeg Floodway – A Masonic Projection ?.