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Masonic Lodge

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1915, Joseph A. Shannon. 403 6th St. NE
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

The number of buildings in Devils Lake designed by Shannon is remarkable and they give the commercial district a unity and aspiration disproportionate to the community’s size. Nevertheless, there is a stodgy formality about the Masonic Lodge. Shannon applied his practiced understanding of classical features to this three-story building, which also showcases masonry arts. The facade is organized around an entrance pavilion articulated by four Ionic pilasters and a pediment surmounted with acroteria, and the diminutive portico is framed by two Ionic columns. Stone medallions ornament the upper story and balustraded parapet. Windows between the pilasters are of glass block.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Masonic Lodge", [Devils Lake, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 103-103.

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