Masonic Temple Theater

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Masonic Temple Theater
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Masonic Temple Theater is located in Iowa
Masonic Temple Theater
Masonic Temple Theater is located in the US
Masonic Temple Theater
Location 115 N. Main
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Coordinates 40°58′2″N 91°33′11″W / 40.96722°N 91.55306°W / 40.96722; -91.55306Coordinates: 40°58′2″N 91°33′11″W / 40.96722°N 91.55306°W / 40.96722; -91.55306
Area less than one acre
Built 1923
Built by K.A. Bergdahl
Architect Owen, Payson & Carswell;
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Mount Pleasant MPS
NRHP Reference # 91001119[1]
Added to NRHP September 06, 1991

The Masonic Temple Theater (subsequently the Temple Twin Theaters, and currently the Main Street Cinemas[2]) is a historic building located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, United States. Built in 1923, it combined both commercial and fraternal functions in one building. The theater company paid for the construction of the lower level, and the Masons paid for the upper level. The Masons continued to occupy the space until 1989 when they moved to another facility.[3] The building was designed in the Neoclassical style by Owen, Payson & Carswell, and K.A. Bergdahl was the contractor who built it. Neoclassical features include the balustrade, the medallion with the Masonic insignia, volutes above the windows, the parapet roof, and the ornamental frieze and cornice. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Main Street Cinemas webpage
  3. ^ Molly Myers Naumann. "Masonic Temple Theater" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-02-20.  with photos