The year 1868 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The freeman movement decided to build the great and massive temple for worship. So they had a competition to select the architect to design the great historical temple. The had twenty people attend. They winner was James Brown and Coner John Murray. They won 23 sliver coins and food. It took 5 years to build the temple. It was called one of the great wonders of the Mansonic world. They also built a museum and a big lodge. They put a statue of two members doing the special handshake outside the big lodge.