Tour the Valley of Bay City


The Bay City Scottish Rite Masonic Center was designed by the Grand Rapids architectural firm, Osgood and Osgood, and was dedicated on May 3, 1926.

The most impressive space in the building is the 565-seat auditorium on the 3rd floor, featuring its signature gold proscenium. The unique amphitheater-like design, with same-level stage and main floor, allow for varied, multipurpose use of the hall. Furthermore, the pipes of an excellent pipe organ, built by Moller, surround the stage (console at the back of the balcony), complete with various staging backdrops that can be lowered.

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In addition, the Scottish Rite Masonic Center also contains a 2-story ballroom, with mezzanine, that can seat several hundred for banquets, wedding receptions, and/or meetings; spaces for Scottish Rite activities (Lodge room, barber shop, costume room, library); and a set of offices and classrooms for the Dyslexia Center, one of the Scottish Rite’s charities.