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Masonic Temple

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1917, Albert Breternitz. Southeast side of Main Ave. between 3rd and 4th sts.

A monumental, four-story fraternal temple, among the largest of its type in the state, is another of Weston's architectural surprises. Architect Breternitz had a bit of trouble with some of the details (the juncture of the ground-story arcade with the wall of the building is awkward), but the overall impression is—in a word—impressive. Above the arcade, a monumental portico has giant-order, fluted Doric columns that support a fully detailed entablature and pediment. Acroteria that originally enlivened the silhouette have disappeared.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Masonic Temple", [Weston, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-LW12.

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