Inside An Abandoned Masonic Hall In Tappan, NY

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  1. Blake Bowden

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  2. DJGurkins

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    Wow! What a great organization to build such a grand place for there brothers who might not have anything in there retirement years.
     
  3. jvarnell

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    Man I wish it was around here I would see what it would take to buy it. It is so neet.
     
  4. relapse98

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    I don't know about restoring the entire building, but I would kill for this stained glass window:

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  5. Txmason

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    Blake,

    Has anyone ever done a story or photos about the old Masonic home in Arlington, Texas?

    I'd love to see it! Who owns it?

    Jerry Johnston


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  6. chrmc

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    Thanks for sharing that was an interesting read. As other have said those glass windows should be taken down and put somewhere prominent. Don't think there is a lodge or temple that wouldn't kill to have them up.
     
  7. Benton

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    Very cool. Shame its just rotting. It would make such a beautiful museum!
     
  8. BroBill

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    Thank you for posting this! Really increases my appreciation for the TMRC!
     
  9. crono782

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    Indeed, that reminds me, I need to swing over there and visit. It's not too far from where I live...

    I'm starting to wonder, how much would it cost to salvage what can be salvaged of that buildling and gut the rest and have it rebuilt as something like a masonic museum? Although I rather think that you'd be hard pressed to find someone to curate that entire building... :(
     
  10. relapse98

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    Texas monthly says millions.

    That building to me is kinda like the old stuff that shows up on Pawn Stars. A lot of it is 'really neat', but its also worthless because noone will pay for it. If you make it into a museum, it has to have a) content and b) some way of paying the bills.
     
  11. widows son

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    Restore it and use for its original purpose; to give shelter to those that can't afford it or who can't take care of themselves. I'd gladly donate money to that cause. I don't think a museum would stay a float. You would need more than just masons to visit to keep it alive. If became a museum for anything, it should be museum for the locals on the history of their town. A town over from me just demolished their 150 year old city hall building in favour of a newer building. I think that's wrong. Sure if you need to expand then do so, but demolishing that building just took away a good part of that towns history. That building would I made a great museum. My area was big back in the day for the Welland Canal and all the history is fading out through demolition, and neglect. A shame really.
     

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