Acca Temple Mosque (also known as "The Mosque" or now as the Landmark Theater)

Marcellus E. Wright with Charles M. Robinson and Charles Custer Robinson
1927-28



Like John Eberson's Loew's Theater or the Fox Theater in Atlanta and other theaters and places of entertainment, this auditorium complex is in an exotic style. The Islamic motifs are, of course, appropriate for the structure since the Masonic Order of Acca Temple (or Shriners) commissioned the building. Twin minarets and a tall arch mark the entrance while corners have small domes. Glazed terra cotta ornament is used throughout.
 

Front facade and entrance

The base is limestone with brick and ornamental tile above the stone base.
 

The entrance arch

 

Cornice and window details

 

Views of the base

 

A corner dome and one of the minarets flanking the entrance

 

Views from the side




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