The Masonic Temple Association carries out restorations in the 111-year-old Masonic Temple building
Over the past 18 months, a historic building in Erie has undergone major upgrades.
The Masonic Temple Association is restoring the 111-year-old Masonic Temple building by modernizing the first and second floor lobby, the fourth floor pavilion room, and installing new sidewalks on the Peach Street side.
Funding comes from EK-RA, Erie City Facade Grants, and donations from local fundraisers.
The restorations preserve the historic integrity of the building.
“The reason is a key question from the state government of our federal government and their historic societies across the county focusing on this and the reason is that it keeps us connected to our past and our foundations as country, and to the Freemasons who own the building has a similar mindset, ”said Peter Kraus, board member of the Masonic Temple Association.
Restorations are still underway in the basement and should be completed in the coming months.
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