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Masonic Temple

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1923, Richard G. Schmid. 1524 Linden St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Located on the south side of West Park, the temple's architect was a Mason from Chicago. Schmid produced a neoclassical stone block featuring a prominent portico with four giant Composite columns, a design that was a familiar choice for Masons. Large additions to the rear are lower than the original block and do not compromise the original composition.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Masonic Temple", [Allentown, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 296-296.

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