305 E. Walnut Street (Masonic Temple) - Walnut Street Commercial Historic District - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 12.427 W 093° 17.476
15S E 474154 N 4117888
Quick Description: Historic former Masonic Temple in the Walnut Street Commercial Historic District in Springfield, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2011 8:42:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMD2R2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
"305 E. Walnut Street (Masonic Temple) - The Masonic Building was constructed in 1906 to house offices and the auditorium and meeting halls for the local Masons. The building has an exterior of stretcher bond brick. The storefront was remodeled ca. 1985 and has aluminum and glass display windows resting on concrete bulkheads. Dividing the display windows are original and replacement brick piers. Transom areas have been enclosed with frame and stucco panels. The main entrance is recessed and has anodized aluminum and glass doors. Across the width of the storefront is a canvas awning. Above the storefront is a sheet metal cornice. On the upper three floors are individual and paired window bays. The windows have stone lintels and sills. The windows are ca. 1985 one-over-one anodized aluminum design. Dividing the window bays are brick pilasters with Doric stone capitals. Below the roofline is a sheet metal cornice with dentils and egg and dart molding. The interior has been remodeled for individual offices. - Historic District nomination

The building was used by the Masons until 1980.  In the mid-1980s building was renovated and converted to offices and rehearsal spaces for different performance arts groups in Springfield.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Walnut Street Commercial Historic District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

305 E. Walnut Street Springfield, Missouri

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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