Wednesday: Richard Pedigo, maintenance supervisor for the Masonic Center in downtown Spokane, installs Christmas decorations on the exterior columns. The building, built in 1905, was recently put up for sale with an asking price of $1.75 million.
Below (Aug. 24, 1905): The new Masonic Temple on Riverside Avenue is formally opened by the Masons. The celebration began when the Masons gathered at their former home on the corner of Lincoln and Sprague and marched into the new temple.
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Left: (April 1911): President Theodore Roosevelt visits the Masonic Temple a year before his failed third presidential campaign. While in Spokane, Roosevelt also laid the cornerstones for the new Lewis and Clark High School and the Spokane Amateur Athletic Club.