Rosicrucian Park, San Jose, California
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|Address:||1342 Naglee Avenue|
|Neighborhood/s:||Rose Garden, San Jose, California|
|San Jose, California|
|State/province:|| California |
Rosicrucian Park is the headquarters of the English Grand Lodge for the Americas of AMORC, located in San Jose, California. AMORC stands for the Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis. The park began as one single lot and now encompasses a five-acre city block and includes the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, the administration building for the Order, the Rosicrucian Planetarium, the Rosicrucian Peace Garden, the Rosicrucian Research Library, the Grand Temple, and a central fountain plaza and gardens. With the exception of the planetarium, all buildings in Rosicrucian Park were constructed with Ancient Egyptian-revival exteriors. The park also includes the Akhenaton Shrine, which contains the ashes of AMORC founder Harvey Spencer Lewis and other former officials of the order. The latest addition to the Park was the Peace Garden, dedicated in 2004 by Rosicrucian Imperator Christian Bernard. In tribute to their namesake, a rose garden is incorporated in the Park next to the Research Library; and to their claimed Egyptian heritage, papyrus plants are also incorporated into the landscaping.
Photographs of various buildings and statuary within the block comprising Rosicrucian Park.