Scottish Rite Castle (Tuckett Mansion)

Castles of Ontario

One of Hamilton's most prominent buildings on the famous Queen Street, the Scottish Rite Castle was one the home of George Eliot Tuckett - a wealthy Hamilon entrepreneur who co-founded the Tuckett and Billings tobacco company in 1865 with his then-partner John Billings. The building was finished in 1895 and Tuckett lived there until his death in 1900. 

In 1920, the building was purchased by local Scottish Rite leaders and a cathedral added to accommodate Masonic ceremonies. Today the Scottish Rite Club remains and the building hosts many of its fraternity functions. It also operates as a conference center and banquet hall for local and business functions. 

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