Tag Archives: Detroit

The District Detroit

Brothers, as you may have gotten wind of (banging of hammers in the air perhaps…), there is a new arena being built for the Detroit Red Wings within shouting distance away from our Temple. Due for completion in 2017 this new arena is part of a new urban planning redevelopment for dozens of blocks surrounding the […]

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Downtown Renaissance to Benefit Temple Ave?

An Illitch news media release announces the proposal for a massive building project amounting to more than $600 million in downtown Detroit.  While no location for this complex has been settled upon, the area would likely include a new multi-purpose sports area to house the Red Wings as well as prop up commercial and residential […]

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Detroit Masonic Temple: From Grandeur to Ghetto

This article was originally published in Issue 3 of Masonic Magazine. By Stephen Dafoe The Poet’s Tears & The Masons’ Shame Robbie Burns is standing in Detroit’s Cass Park with his arms folded. The poet’s stance suggests that he might be contemplating his next literary work, except for the tears in his eyes. Looking northward […]

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Detroit News Reports End to Olympia Concert Pact

In an article on the Detroit News website, Detroit News writer Jaclyn Trop has a report on what is now becoming a fading deal with the concert pact with Olympia Entertainment. The article is reproduced here as follows: Olympia Entertainment, part of Mike and Marian Ilitch’s billion-dollar entertainment and pizza empire, confirmed Tuesday it has […]

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Detroit Free Press Reports Illitch To Bow Out from Temple.

An article on the Detroit Free Press website by Free Press Staff Writers MATT HELMS and BRIAN McCOLLUM claims that “Olympia Entertainment no longer manages [the] venue, which will remain open.” The article which contains input from Detroit No. 2 Worshipful Master Bisham Singh is reproduced here: Management at the Masonic Temple said the Detroit […]

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Hotbed Around The Masonic Temple?

Bro. Luke came across this article in the Free Press today and it seems very timely… new stadiums anyone? Hard to say for sure, but it lends a lot to why 100 Temple Avenue is a hot commodity at the moment. I also can’t help that in another article, the Temple is referred to as […]

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The Detroit Masonic Temple: The Largest Masonic Temple In The World

Dedicated November 25, 1926, this 1037 room, 14 story building was unique among Masonic buildings because all of the various Masonic bodies were housed in the same structure.

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Our Illustrious History 1821 – Tomorrow

Detroit Lodge No. 2 F.&A.M. or “The Deuce” as it is referred to has a rich history in the city of Detroit as well as Michigan dating back to when this state was still a territory.  To tell the story of Detroit No. 2 is to tell the story of Freemasonry in Michigan. Masonry in […]

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