Q-C Times 'Big Story': Inside Moline's Secretive Scottish Rite Cathedral

Mar 17, 2018


Auditorium of the Scottish Rite Cathedral
Credit Scottish Rite Valley of Moline

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, reporter Barb Ickes recounts an exclusive tour she took of a private venue in Moline: the Scottish Rite Cathedral, which has been largely inaccessible to the public since it was completed in 1930.

However, plans are now in the works to open up the nearly 90-year-old building to the Quad Cities community, after two longtime friends—a local banker and firefighter—purchased the property in February.

You can read Ickes' story—and view photos of the old Masonic theater from Quad-City Times​ photo editor Kevin Schmidt—in the Sunday edition of the Times, and on the newspaper's website.