DOCUMENTATION OF SOUTH MASONIC TEMPLE BUILDING (1921) DEMOLITION – PART 4

DOCUMENTATION OF SOUTH MASONIC TEMPLE BUILDING (1921) DEMOLITION - PART 4

Ongoing destruction of the south side masonic temple (1921) has greatly disfigured the building. it’s mesmerizing to watch the wrecking ball repeatedly being dropped on the Indiana limestone along the north facade, while at the same, bearing witness to the high reach twisting and turning of the building’s steel skeleton. With the exception of the …

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DOCUMENTATION OF SOUTH MASONIC TEMPLE BUILDING (1921) DEMOLITION CONTINUED, PART 2

DOCUMENTATION OF SOUTH MASONIC TEMPLE BUILDING (1921) DEMOLITION CONTINUED, PART 2

I finally made time to edit more images of chicago’s south side masonic temple (1921) demolition. the six-story structural steel and reinforced concrete frame structure with red face brick and carved bedford limestone facade was designed by chicago architect clarence hatzfeld at a cost of $300,000. I was surprised to run across surviving ornamental cast …

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DOCUMENTATION OF SOUTH MASONIC TEMPLE BUILDING (1921) DEMOLITION CONTINUED, PART 1

CLARENCE HATZFELD’S SOUTH SIDE MASONIC TEMPLE (1921) UNDERGOING DEMOLITION, PART 1 The south side masonic temple (1921) is presently under demolition. it has been less than six months since I documented the demolition of the logan square masonic temple, also by clarence hatzfeld, architect, and more can be read about his prolific career and special …

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King SOLOMON’S TEMPLE

KING SOLOMON'S TEMPLE

The Temple Legend is a name that I give to that legend or tradition which traces the origin of Freemasonry as an organized institution to the Temple of Solomon and to the builders, Jewish and Tyrian, who were employed in the construction of that edifice. This is the legend that is now almost universally accepted …

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Detroit Masonic Temple – The world’s largest Masonic temple was saved by the White Stripes.

Detroit Masonic Temple

With 14 floors and 1,037 rooms, the Detroit Masonic Temple is the largest Masonic temple in the world. It also has a colorful history that incorporates everything from George Washington’s trowel to Jack White’s generous donation. The cornerstone of Detroit Masonic Temple (aka “The Masonic”) was laid on September 18, 1922. In a sign of …

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14 US presidents who are Freemasons

1. George Washington, Freemasons That’s right. The first president of the US also happened to be rather involved in a secret society. That’s because George Washington was also the country’s first ever Masonic president. In Ron Chernow’s “Washington: A Life,” he notes that the future president may have been attracted to the Masonic Order’s adherence …

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