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Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque

601 E St. Louis St., Springfield, MO 65801
Phone: 417-869-9164

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The Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque was built by the Shriners in 1923. The name means "May his tribe increase". You really have to see this building to appreciate it. It is five stories high and the main auditorium can seat 3,200. In 1956 Elvis Presley held a concert here. In 1982 the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is on the original 1926 alignment of Route 66.

Photo(s): 2012



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