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Masonic Temple

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1927–1933, J. C. Fulton and Son. 130 Valley Pike at Linton St.

Between 1923 and 1925, the Johnstown Masons purchased a lot in the southeastern trolley suburb of Moxham, and commissioned a meeting hall from the Uniontown firm of J. C. Fulton and Son. The temple serves more than 1,000 members in two lodges. The Art Deco facade focuses attention on the tall central entrance section, where staggered recesses alternate with fluted pilaster strips that resemble the pipes of a church organ. This central bay rises almost a full story above the rest of the building and projects from the facade. The vibrantly colored Egyptian-influenced meeting space on the third floor is typical of Masonic temples.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Masonic Temple", [Johnstown, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-CA24.

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Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 317-317.

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