Cleveland: Newburgh Masonic Temple

Happy Centennial to the Newburgh Masonic Temple, where construction began in 1916 and was completed by 2017, when it held its first meeting.  It was designed by William J. Carter, who was a descendant of Cleveland’s first permanent settler, as well as president of the Cleveland Engineering Society from 1920-1921.

The Masons voted to sell the Newburgh temple in 1969, and moved to nearby Brecksville in 1977, seemingly one of the more popular suburbs for families and establishments moving out of the city around that time.  The property was forfeited in 2013.

Sources:

Cleveland City Planning

Newburgh Masonic Temple, abandonedonline.net

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