Old Masonic Building, Springfield, Mass

The old Masonic Building in Springfield, around 1910, from The View Book of Springfield (1910).

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The same building in 2012:


The old Masonic Building at the corner of State and Main was built around 1893, and was used by the Masons until 1924, when they built a new temple further up State Street. At some point, the ornate sandstone facade was replaced with a more bland brick appearance, and the clock tower was either moved back or replaced entirely. However, there is a small surviving part of the original facade – the sandstone arch above the doorway on the left-hand side is still there, complete with a Masonic symbol above it.

1 thought on “Old Masonic Building, Springfield, Mass”

  1. Far more interesting in the original!

    I used to work in the building in the early 1990s (before Shawmut sold out), on the fifth floor on the far right hand corner in this shot, facing Main Street.


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