Masonic Lodge (Missoula, Montana)

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Masonic Lodge
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Masonic Lodge (Missoula, Montana) is located in Montana
Masonic Lodge (Missoula, Montana)
Masonic Lodge (Missoula, Montana) is located in the US
Masonic Lodge (Missoula, Montana)
Location 120–136 E. Broadway Ave., Missoula, Montana
Coordinates 46°52′19″N 113°59′32″W / 46.87194°N 113.99222°W / 46.87194; -113.99222Coordinates: 46°52′19″N 113°59′32″W / 46.87194°N 113.99222°W / 46.87194; -113.99222
Area less than one acre
Built 1909
Architect Link & Haire
Architectural style Beaux Arts
MPS Missoula MPS
NRHP Reference # 90000649[1]
Added to NRHP April 30, 1990

The Masonic Lodge in Missoula, Montana, is a Beaux Arts building from 1909. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

History[edit]

The property was originally owned by Hugh Forbis, president of the Forbis-Toole Company (an investment company that handled farm loans, mortgages, and irrigation bonds. The company had offices in the building). Ownership stayed in the Forbis family until the Masonic Temple Association purchased the property in 1954.

Since construction, the building's primary tenant has been Missoula Lodge #13, A.F&A.M., which has meeting rooms on the third floor and a dining room and billiard room on the second floors. Other tenants of the building have included commercial businesses, offices, and even a business college. Montana Power Company occupied the building, beginning in the 1920s.

The building was designed by Link and Haire, Montana's most prolific early twentieth century architectural firm.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ National Register of Historic Places - Registration Form, prepared by William A. Babcock, Jr., Missoula Historic Preservation Officer, March 19, 1990