Blue Lodge Masons Bldg. - Fort Scott Downtown Historic District - Fort Scott, Ks
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N 37° 50.474 W 094° 42.293
15S E 349988 N 4189569
Quick Description: The Blue Lodge Masons Bldg is a three story building located at 15 Scott Avenue.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2012 7:26:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMFMZM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
From National Register Application:
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"15 Scott Avenue. Blue Lodge Masons Building, Moderne style, ca. 1924. Inventory: 01 1-1 830-00122 Status: contributing.

Description: This is a rectangular three-story commercial building with a five-bay front and a flat roof and parapet. The building is a reinforced concrete frame with a brick front and brick infill in the side walls. The south side and end walls have been stuccoed. The Moderne-style facade as a round-arched opening to the upper floors at the southwest corner, brick detailing at the foundation, raised piers between the bays, ornamental raised brick panels, and geometric ornamentation in three piers above the recessed central entrance. There are paired 1/1 double-hung windows on the first and second floors and paired nine-light windows with a central hatch sash on the third floor. A bank of three windows lights the central entrance bay. In the rear wing, there are twenty-five light casement windows on the first floor, 1/1 double-hung windows, and 6/6 double-hung windows on the third floor. Paired windows on the first floor flanking the entrance have been covered.

History: Built to house the Blue Lodge Masons Building in 1924, the lodge lost its building in the 1930s during the Depression. Then, Mr. Campbell purchased the building for Campbell's Laundry. When the laundry closed in the 1970s, the Masonic Lodge purchased the building.

Integrity: The building retains sufficient architectural integrity to be listed as a contributing resource."
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Fort Scott Downtown Historic District - Fort Scott, Ks

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15 Scott Ave. Ft. Scott, Hs 66701

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