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Masonic Temple

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1926. West side of Des Moines St. between Division and Bank streets

A severe but impressive three-story brick building has been realized within the Prairie school idiom. Two pavilions protrude slightly from the ends of the building. A set of two thin piers, placed in the center of each of these pavilions, rises to the cornice where there is a suggestion of a gable. A light-colored smooth stone band provides a base for the building, and another band is repeated at the top of the structure.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Masonic Temple", [Webster City, 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, 449-449.

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