The Masonic Temple
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 46.738 W 117° 49.800
11T E 434332 N 4958731
History sign on The Masonic Temple in Baker City Historic District.
Waymark Code: WM325T
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/28/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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History sign on The Masonic Temple in Baker City Historic District.

Marker Name: The Masonic Temple
Marker Text: In 1900, after a fire had destroyed a former wood frame hall, the Baker City Masonic Lodge erected a new brick temple.
The lodge hall occupied the second floor. The first floor originally was leased to the E.P. Voruz & Co. Home Furnishing Store and Jones’ John Deere Implement Store. The floor had to be reinforced to bear the weight of the farm equipment.
After years of “modernization” changes to the building, including the bricking-in of most windows, in 1983 the storefront was rehabilitated to replicate its historic appearance.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: City

Region: Eastern Oregon

County: Baker

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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