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Anyone have pictures of the inside of the Masonic Temple on Fulton? I'm just curious what it looks like...

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Aren't they renovating, and/or planning to build a new center? Thought I heard that thru the grapevine....

Anybody know anything about this?

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Aren't they renovating, and/or planning to build a new center? Thought I heard that thru the grapevine....

Anybody know anything about this?

Probably the only people who would know would be Masons, and they're a pretty tight-lipped bunch. Do we have any Masons here at UP-GR?

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Probably the only people who would know would be Masons, and they're a pretty tight-lipped bunch. Do we have any Masons here at UP-GR?

Building was up for sale a year (or more) ago. Sale fell though, if memory serves. The 3rd floor ballroom is quite spacious, with a wooden floor and good space, small elevator. (When I'm not cycling or cussing out streetscape vandals, I'm contra dancing.) Rental fee is steep for a folk group but not bad for a one-time major event.

Nice woodwork on the interior.

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I know they are looking to build a smaller place and sell the downtown facility. The Mason's are slowly dying off (not being rude, true)

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My wife and I had our reception there- her father is a mason and got us in for fairly cheap. We had a late wedding and most of the pictures of the hall we were in show the people more than the room. It was nice, but it wasn't magnificent- then again, we got the cheap hall :)

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I asked someone I think is a mason, but they keep giving me the runaround. Crap like this kept comming up: "If I told you then I'd have to kill you."

Welcome by the way.

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I used to work in the that buidling on the second floor. A woman a work with now, her father is the buidling manager for the Masons. They were looking to build a new site, I beleive out in the Walker area but that was a while ago...

The building is cool, on the 6th floor is like a lodge type room, with saladin (?) murals on the walls and loads of costumes. There is a beautiful theater on the 3rd floor that looks like it is never used. It's huge, with old-wooden seats and a big red-velvet looking curtain. Up in the attic we had cages for storage and I had a great view of the city from the windows that were up there. The second floor is actually an add-on if irecall correctly. There used to be one giant first floor, it was always odd working ont he second floor because we were really close to the unusually ornate cielings. I loved that building, lots of cool stuff.

I also had my prom there and loved that little elavator off the ballroom. Parking was a bugger in that tight downstairs parking lot.

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I went inside a small portion of it for a school project once. Was mostly in what seemed like normal office conference rooms, but I did walk out into the lobby and it had a great sense of grandeur.

If they were to indeed move from that location, I would definately hope that the building itself and the intricate details of the interior would be preserved and more available to the public.

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I know they are looking to build a smaller place and sell the downtown facility. The Mason's are slowly dying off (not being rude, true)

Joe

Then who will secretly run the world?

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Speaking of Masons and secret societies, anyone else looking forward to catching DaVinci Code at the theaters? I'm a bit disappointed that they picked Tom Hanks to play the main character Langdon, but I might be able to look past it. I prefer good obscure actors.

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I'm looking forward to it, don't know that much about the book, but i'm with you on the Tom Hanks theory. Although, as megastars go, I like Tom Hanks much much better than say, Tom Cruise.

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Speaking of Masons and secret societies, anyone else looking forward to catching DaVinci Code at the theaters? I'm a bit disappointed that they picked Tom Hanks to play the main character Langdon, but I might be able to look past it. I prefer good obscure actors.

I am looking forward to seeing in the theater. I really enjoyed reading the book. It only took me 5 days. :shok: I couldn't put it down once I started and I am not a huge reader my any means. I agree with Tom Hanks, I was concerned when it was announced, but after watching the trailers and video clips, it looks like he has done a nice job.

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I am looking forward to seeing in the theater. I really enjoyed reading the book. It only took me 5 days. :shok: I couldn't put it down once I started and I am not a huge reader my any means. I agree with Tom Hanks, I was concerned when it was announced, but after watching the trailers and video clips, it looks like he has done a nice job.

I just read it again about a week ago in about 2 days. Angels and Demons (takes place before DaVinci Code but same main character) is a lot better if you haven't read it.

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