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Since 2012, I have revisited this beautiful abandoned Masonic Temple numerous times.

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A beautiful structure – wonderful historic architecture, complimented by the natural beauty of disastrous decay. 

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The top level and meeting lodge area of the temple.

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Tunnels beneath the temple.

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Empty street views from the upper level window ledges.

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The floors within the temple have become covered by a natural moss carpet.

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One of the many pianos left behind within the structure, sat in one of the 3 temple rooms.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Tall glass windows let sun into the main temple room, furnishing it nicely with a beautiful, natural, green moss carpet.

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The main hallway, leading to stairs on either side.

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What was formerly the cafeteria area, now covered in heavy decay.

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A safe found with the lower levels.

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An upper room, complete with vanity and piano.

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Another view of the top-level temple.

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It’s sad, how such a beautiful structure can be laid to waste like this, falling apart beyond repair. We need to make a change in how we treat our urban landscape if we want to see a change in how our future generations treat what we have left for them to take over.

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