Legislature Front: Evening
Completed in 1920, the Manitoba Legislative Building is a remarkable monument to Masonic architecture and ancient temple design. Its iconography, replete with arcane imagery and esoteric lore, honours numerous deities from the Classical and ancient near-eastern world. The building’s principal architect, Frank Worthington Simon (1862-1933), a man of incomparable genius, was deeply inspired by philosophical tenets of Freemasonry.
The Manitoba Legislative Building is encoded with powerful images intended to guide, direct, shape and inform the lives of the people who act as our representatives in government.
The building is a statement about hopes and dreams, history and culture of Manitoba as told through symbolic metaphor, ancient ideology and Masonic philosophy.
The message hidden in its masonry is multi-layered and employs symbolism in a context, which is not only remarkably intelligent but hidden in plain view. --Frank Albo, 2004