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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ABC Wednesday: Masonic

 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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Hildred said...

We have a small Masonic Building in our little town - nothing like this wonderful edifice. Nice that it is now being used for artistic purposes.

Roger Owen Green said...

Always found them a bit MYSTERIOUS!

Carver said...

Great idea to photograph the Masonic building for M week. Carver, ABC Wed. Team