Thursday, December 13, 2018

#tbt The demolition of the South Side Masonic Temple earlier this year

The demolition of the South Side Masonic Temple - 6400 S. Green St - took place earlier in this year. Will share the three posts I wrote about that unfortunate event after sharing a photo with link to one J.R. Schmidt who wrote about going to Englewood in February '18 and seeing this architecturally significant building being demolished.
J.R. Schmidt photo
And then he writes: 
Built in 1921, the temple was abandoned in the 1980s.  Preservation Chicago had it on the “endangered” list for perhaps a decade.  Now we’ve lost another bit of our history and our culture.

I don’t know what is planned for the southwest corner of 64th and Green Streets.  Here’s hoping it will be something worthwhile.
Via Marathon Pundit
The pic above is a more recent pic courtesy of John Ruberry in 2016 who in recent years had taken up urban exploration.

Here are our posts of the temple's demolition from earlier this year.

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