A Look Inside the Binghamton Masonic Temple
It has been years since the historic Masonic Temple building on Binghamton's West Side was active. We've toured the magnificent structure from top to bottom for a special photo gallery.
The structure at Main and Murray streets was constructed in 1922. It was used for a wide range of events for several decades but it has been vacant for many years.
At one point, developers had plans to use the massive building for senior housing but that project fell through. Later, the property was viewed as a good place for student housing. That plan also collapsed.
In March 2015, a Binghamton man acquired the building for $7,500 at a tax auction. John Diehl and a partner are hoping to develop the site as a music hall and community arts center.
The ambitious project would cost millions of dollars and could only happen if grant financing can be obtained.
Although the building now is nearly a century old, it appears to be structurally sound. But as our tour this week revealed, plenty of work will be needed to bring the place back to life.
VIEW the images from inside Binghamton's Masonic Temple building.
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