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Famous Nairobi Church That Was Built by Freemasons And What Was Buried at Its Foundation

Architect and Freemason Temple Moore, from the United Kingdom, was responsible for Kenya's All Saints Cathedral on Kenyatta Avenue.

The All Saints Cathedral is conveniently located on Kenyatta Avenue, just south of the Nairobi Central Business District in the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi. Architect Temple Moore, a Brit living in Kenya and a Freemason, was responsible for designing the church.

The foundation was laid in 1917, and the building was built in three phases before the country achieved independence in 1962. The stained glass windows were designed by AJ Davis, a renowned British stained glass artist.

Tradition has it that the masons who laid the cornerstone of All Saints Cathedral also buried a copy of the East African Standard from that day and several rupee coins indicating the year.

There are definite Gothic elements to the building's style. The walls are built of smooth dressed stone with recessed white mortar joints, and the roof is supported by pointed arches and timber trusses. The cathedral was built by the Anglican Church of Kenya and is now recognized as a national monument.


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