Old Masonic Lodge Building

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Old Masonic Lodge

Main Street, Berea
ca. 1910

Formerly the Masonic Temple, this brick building is an example of typical commercial architecture during the first quarter of the twentieth century. The three-bay second floor exhibits the building's original brickwork. The slightly overhanging eaves at the roofline are upheld by small brackets within a deeply molded cornice. In the topmost center of the facade the cornice molding angles upward to form a pediment. Directly below the pediment, the cnetral double window is capped by a smaller pedimented hood mold, and the flanking single-sash windows are also finished with even smaller pediments.