Alabama/U.S. – The Historical Importance of Birmingham’s Famed Masonic Temple


Alabama/U.S. - The Historical Importance of Birmingham’s Famed Masonic Temple

(by Michael Sznajderman, Birmingham Times, August 12, 2021)

 

Walking through the grand auditorium and other spaces inside the long-closed Masonic Temple on Birmingham’s Fourth Avenue, it’s easy to picture the bustle of activity that once took place on every floor.

Built between 1922 and 1924 for the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free & Accepted Masons of Alabama, the building was a hub for the Black community in Birmingham, housing retailers, professional offices, fraternal organizations, labor unions and the first public lending library open to Blacks in the city.

Trailblazing Black civil rights lawyer Arthur Shores had an office in the building, as did Black doctors, dentists and…

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Alabama/U.S. - The Historical Importance of Birmingham’s Famed Masonic Temple

 

Alabama/U.S. - The Historical Importance of Birmingham’s Famed Masonic Temple
 

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