Sunday, December 07, 2008

Masonic temples turned arts centers

This is one of my favorite buildings in downtown Minneapolis. It was built in 1889 as a Masonic temple. In the 1970s, a dance organization purchased it and has since operated it as an arts center. The large open-span spaces, uninterrupted by the ubiquitous steel pillars of modern construction, are well suited to rehearsal and performance spaces.

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