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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

Masonic Temple

Current Name

Address

30 Maclean Street

Tax Parcel

1114_17.03_73

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

Historic Function

Social

Current Function

Social

Last Entry Update

11/12/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

SE corner of John and Maclean Streets

Description

The two story rectangular building on a raised foundation has its long axis parallel to John Street, and main entrance on the north (Maclean St) facade. There is a shallow hip roof behind a corbelled ornamental parapet. The main entrance is centered under a small bracketed gabled rch roof above the double stair with flights against the facade. There is also a basement entrance centered under the main. Two pairs of one over one windows flank the entrance at each level. There is a centered Masonic plaque at the second floor level. The south elevation is five bays with a second entrance in the far right bay. The windows on this facade are single units. The north side has four bays corresponding with the south facade. The last bay (left side) is smaller windows related to an interior stair. The second opening from the right on the second floor is a door to a fire escape. There are two basement windows in the rightmost bays.


HISTORY

Built

1924

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The building was constructed in 1924. The Elks lodge purchased this property and met in an earlier building which burned in 1924. The Elks constructed the current building in that year; it does not appear on the Sanborn atlas of 1918 but does appear on the Franklin Survey atlas of 1930. The Masonic lodge purchased the building in the 1940s and have owned it since that time; the property was in the process of being sold at the time of the survey in 2015.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


2015 Photo
West elevation (facing John Street)


2015 Photo
East elevation


2015 Photo
Detail of datestone


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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