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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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Bro. Luke Bruhns Interview on National Public Radio

Detroit Lodge No. 2 Brother Luke Bruhns appeared on the Craig Fahle Show. The show was broadcast on Detroit NPR station affiliate WDET 101.9 FM at 10am on 11-10-10. Bro. Bruhns addressed public concerns that the Detroit Masonic Temple was not in use, and defended it’s viability as not only a fraternal meeting place for […]

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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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Masonic Temple building is home to many local artists

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Masonic Temple building is an artistic gem in the center of downtown Charleston — and its quickly becoming an artists center, as well. Jeffrey Thomas, an investment adviser and chairman of the board of trustees of the Masoni…

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Masonic Temple starts campaign to make building renovations

Within Salina’s Masonic Temple, there is 120,000 square feet of space — and today most of it stands empty. That could change, the owners of the temple say, as a capital campaign for improvements to the 1920s-era building at 336 S.

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Thoughts On Our Temple

Click Here To See A Video Of The Detroit Masonic Temple Anyone who has seen the Detroit Masonic Temple cannot help but admire it and many I have met are left with a strong desire to help protect its future. Taking part in that process involves navigating a political network of lodges, chapters, boards, and […]

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Train Station Temple

Tuck point and mortar repair the foundation Bureaucratic point of order takes us to the train station Destination devastation all points south you won’t need a ticket, a steam engine will come out of your mouth As you look to the west to determine the cause who did their best, who followed your laws up […]

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The Golden Trowel

As a youth I was a member of DeMolay. We would have a dance once a year in the Crystal Ballroom. This was my first experience with the Detroit Masonic Temple. My Dad Advisor, the Master Mason who acted like a chaperon and role model, would take us on tours of the temple. I looked […]

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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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