Masonic temple transformed into a home

Tucked away on Walnut street in Brazil, Indiana is this century old Masonic Temple. Full Story
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forrest

Naperville, IL

#1 Dec 12, 2008
way to go Grand Poobah of Brazil!!! You single handedly will make Brazil a destination (and not the Brazil that requires Portugese either).

Since: Oct 08

AOL

#2 Dec 12, 2008
At least he's trying to update what could be a nice place as opposed to most other's in Brazil that watch their building's deteriorate.

Since: Sep 08

Bettendorf, IA

#3 Dec 13, 2008
I agree...Plus I like seeing old buildings finding a new purpose, except for churches being turned into homes that still creeps me out. How can anyone...welll....ya know....knowing it was once a church....eww?

Since: Oct 08

AOL

#4 Dec 13, 2008
krazyness wrote:
I agree...Plus I like seeing old buildings finding a new purpose, except for churches being turned into homes that still creeps me out. How can anyone...welll....ya know....knowing it was once a church....eww?
lol, why...it's just a church.. did you see in west terre haute a funeral home was turned into a banquet hall, now that's creepy.

Since: Sep 08

Bettendorf, IA

#5 Dec 13, 2008
proudmomo2 wrote:
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lol, why...it's just a church.. did you see in west terre haute a funeral home was turned into a banquet hall, now that's creepy.
Ewwww....

Since: Oct 08

AOL

#6 Dec 13, 2008
Now that I think about it, they use that funeral home/banquet hall as a church on sunday's. Now how creepy is that to ya krazy lol.
Maeven

League City, TX

#7 Dec 14, 2008
It's nice to see something GOOD about Brazil in the news, instead of robberies and drug busts. Kudos to such an enterprising young man who isn't afraid of hard work and wants to share his passion with others! This story is NEWS...not the regurgitation of tragedy or misconduct!
JW Harding

Terre Haute, IN

#8 Dec 14, 2008
I wonder what the water usage is for the building?

Since: Oct 08

AOL

#9 Dec 14, 2008
JW Harding wrote:
I wonder what the water usage is for the building?
And that's an old building with high ceilings... the eletric bill must be huge.
JW Harding

Terre Haute, IN

#10 Dec 14, 2008
I bet its some kind of natural gas boiler. That's what most older and larger buildings used. What an expense to provide the basic necessities and maintenance for such a project. It's hard enough keeping a one story home going with the cost of utilities. I hope that all goes well with this endeavor.
thechapmans

United States

#11 Dec 15, 2008
awesome zach, you should be proud of the building you bought. Hope the repairs and remods will go smooth. i cant wait to se it finished..one word'outstanding'.

Since: Oct 08

AOL

#12 Dec 15, 2008
I'll bet it'll be a beautiful place. I wish it was on the main street though, it's hidden back there behind the old bank building. I've heard though that he is trying to get the mason's to rent it again. If that is true I wonder if his intentions are to live there after renovations are complete
Wayfaring Man

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Dec 16, 2008
I woudln't count on the Lodge moving back in. Someone went to a lot of trouble, sadly, to get them to decide to move out of there, and it really is a shame....it wasn't necessary, and shouldn't have happened.
JW Harding

Terre Haute, IN

#14 Dec 16, 2008
Didn't the lodge move to Knightsville. With the other lodges in the area. It does seem like a shame to leave such a historical building built exclusively for the organization. Maybe they couldn't afford the utilities or routine maintenance. I can only speculate and I don't know any of the inside information that members may know.
thatguy

Terre Haute, IN

#15 Dec 17, 2008
proudmomo2 wrote:
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lol, why...it's just a church.. did you see in west terre haute a funeral home was turned into a banquet hall, now that's creepy.
It's not that bad. The old embalming table makes a really nice salad bar.
F AM

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Dec 18, 2008
No, they're meeting somewhere else, but I can't remember where. It was a real mess, let's just leave it at that.
Jimmy JJ

League City, TX

#17 May 11, 2010
F AM wrote:
No, they're meeting somewhere else, but I can't remember where. It was a real mess, let's just leave it at that.
Real good buddy organization

Guess the good ole boys could not handle it and had the topix on Masons removed, I guess they have some satanic power..
Temple Shed

League City, TX

#18 May 11, 2010
Temple Shed

League City, TX

#19 May 11, 2010
Freemasonry's Connection To The Homosexual Movement

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omy

League City, TX

#20 May 11, 2010
Any all male organization has a homosexual element

CATHOLIC PRIESTS
ALL-BOYS SCHOOLS
PROFESSIONAL ATHLETICS
FREEMASONS

the balance is thrown off by the lack of female presence

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