Masonic Temple

Destroyed by fire
Troy, NY

Five story fraternal meeting hall built in 1872 destroyed by fire in 1924

Photos 

Masonic Temple

Postcard published before 1923

Description 

The Masonic Temple was designed by Cummings & Birt, architects, Troy. It was used by the several Masonic bodies of the city. Two stores on the lower floors were rented for business purposes and the rents applied toward the maintenance of the property and for the purposes of the Masonic order.

Construction of the five story temple began in May, 1871 and was completed by April, 1872. The building was a mix of Gothic and Italianate styles; three stories of brickwork with arched windows embellished with cut stone, cast iron storefront at the ground level and a mansard roof decorated with patterned colored slate. The first tenants were Maynard, Nourse & Company, a dry goods dealer, on the ground floor and Flagg, King & Blakeman's carpet store on the second floor.

On February 4, 1924 the structure was destroyed by fire.

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
  • March 7, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody