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National Heritage Museum (Museum of Our National Heritage)
The National Heritage Museum, built by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry to commemorate the bicentennial of the nation's founding, represents the successful integration of an 82,000-square-foot museum complex into a residential neighborhood. The reduced scale is achieved by distributing the museum's functions among six shed-roofed components grouped around a courtyard, some of which recede into a hillside. Built without windows, except at the clerestory level and at the ends of corridors, the structure features elegantly detailed textured red brick walls and copper roofs. In 1999, the Farr Conference Center was built within the courtyard.
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