Francia A. La Due
Temple of the People
Mrs. La Due became a member of the Theosophical Society and of its Esoteric Section. She and Dr. Dower formed the Temple of the people in Syracuse, New York in 1898. They moved the group to Halcyon, California, establishing the Halcyon Hotel and Sanatorium.
Mrs. La Due, known as "Blue Star," was the leader of the Temple as its first Guardian in Chief until her death in 1922. The Blue Star Memorial Temple Building was named in her honor. It was designed by architect Theodore Eisen of Los Angeles, and constructed in 1923.
- "A Remarkable Mask". The American Theosophist 14.8 (May, 1913), 627.
- Temple Messages. Halcyon, Calif.: Temple of the People, 1983. 183 pages.
- Teachings of the Temple. Halcyon, Calif.: The Temple of the People, 1925. Second or Jubilee edition in 1948. 661 pages.
- From the Mountain Top. Halcyon, Calif.: Temple of the People, 1914. 278 pages. Available at Hathitrust.