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East Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Masonic Temple

 
 
Masonic Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 22, 2017
1. Masonic Temple Marker
Inscription. Local Masons organized in 1915 and promptly hired Lansing architect, Samuel D. Butterworth, a fellow Mason, to design a meeting hall. Butterworth rejected the practice of designing Masonic halls as elaborate classical temples, and instead blended simple neoclassical detailing with elements of the popular Commercial style. Upon its completion in 1916, the Masonic Temple was one of only a few buildings in "downtown" East Lansing. The Masons sold the hall in 1986 and the interior was subsequently demolished. In 1998 the Chappelle Development Company purchased and rehabilitated the building as office and residential space. The Masonic Temple remains one of the city's important landmarks and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2001 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2094.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 44.164′ N, 84° 28.835′ W. Marker is in East Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker is on M.A.C. Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is about 240 feet north of Albert Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 914 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing MI 48823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Former Masonic Temple and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 22, 2017
2. Former Masonic Temple and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Collegeville / East Lansing (approx. 0.2 miles away); "That a Ladies Course be Organized" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Women's Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Nation's Pioneer Land-Grant University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harry J. Eustace Hall (approx. mile away); Alice B. Cowles House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Michigan State University (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Rededication of the Beaumont Tower Bells (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Lansing.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings
 
Former Masonic Temple image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 22, 2017
3. Former Masonic Temple
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 122 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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