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Masonic Temple
Silver City, New Mexico


Description: Masonic Temple
Other Names: none
Address: Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico
Type: fraternal: lodge
Original Client:
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1914
Condition: not built

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: see Remarks

Wall Materials:  not specified
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (L-36) 7 blueprint floor plans and 2 tissue floor plans; see Remarks

Bibliography: Susan Berry and Sharman Apt Russell, Built to Last; an Architectural History of Silver City, New Mexico (Silver City, New Mexico: Silver City Museum Society, 1986), pages 67, mention of Trost plans, and 104, description of building by J. I. Kane of El Paso

Remarks: The plans are for two different buildings. The blueprints call for a three-story building with retail space on the first floor, offices on the second, and the lodge on the third; there are two different plans for the lodge. The tissue plans are for a two-story, rectangular lodge building abutting a bank. Scale is not given.

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