Grand Foyer
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"Once you get past the sphinxes, you enter the Grand Foyer. It runs the full length of the building from the entrance gate to the huge bronze doors of the Benjamin Franklin Room. It is decorated with Doric columns, the oldest, strongest and simplest of the Orders of Grecian architecture.

"Oil portraits of some of the Right Worshipful Past Grand Masters are hung on these walls. The Grand Master is the elected leader of our fraternity, and he serves a two-year term. Before you get the wrong impression-- we don't worship the Grand Master. He is called Right Worshipful, meaning, he is "full of worship" which is a good quality for any leader...

"Before we leave this area, turn around and look back toward the entrance and the staircase..."

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