Stopped by the red light,
out came my cam'ra...ready,
set, click, here it is!
You may be able to perceive the words "MASONIC TEMPLE"
on the building. For this magnificent Gothic Revival
edifice was built for the fraternity of Masons.
Frank Ball, a 33rd degree Mason, offered up $150,000
in order that an auditorium be built within the temple
and be under control of the Masons.
His expectation was to provide a place for high-level entertainments
to be held in Muncie and that he saw the building
of the new Masonic Temple as the ideal place.
Starting in 1920, with the estimated cost of $250,000, for the project,
the construction was completed in 1926
with the final cost of $1,000,000.
The renowned architect was Cuno Kibele,
and Gustav S. Brand created twenty-two murals for the building’s interior.
The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
The temple is now primarily used
by the Cornerstone Center for the Arts.
It offers classes and events for all ages.
More information about the building
can be found here.
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