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Masonic Temple Building

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c. 1875. Northwest corner 4th St. and Ave. D

The two-story brick block with a gable roof houses the Masonic Hall above and a retail store below. The storefront has three arched openings on one side and a fourth on the other side. The single entry on the side street still has its original door. The arched openings of windows and doors with their accented keystones nudge the building over into the Italianate style.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Masonic Temple Building", [West Point, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 154-154.

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