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Masonic Temple
Las Cruces, New Mexico


Description: Masonic Temple
Address: 130 East Griggs at Church Street, Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico
Type: fraternal
Original Client:
Date: 1907-1912
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories, rectangular. The second floor was entirely devoted to masonic uses. The ground floor contains handsome suits of offices
Budget/Cost: $26,000

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: flat, probably galvanized iron sheathing to domes
Other Materials Used: staff ornament
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Aultman A5265, perspective view; New Mexico State University: Rio Grande Historical Collection/Hobson-Huntsinger University Archives, colored postcard post- marked 1912.

Bibliography:  Las Cruces Sun-News, April 9, 1912 page 1

Remarks: The corner stone was laid on June 12, 1911.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990