The Albert Kahn-designed masterpiece is covered in marble, brass and bronze and features hand-painted, barrel-vaulted ceilings, a theater and a golden tower.
What’s next depends on the eccentric owner, who is in danger of losing the building.
A crippling wave of tax foreclosures is about to bore down on Detroit.
On Thursday, bidding began on most of the more than 20,000 Detroit properties that ended up in the Wayne County Tax Auction this year because of delinquent taxes.
As more properties fall into foreclosure, the cycle of abandonment, arson and blight will continue.
Most of the properties didn’t sell during the Wayne County tax-foreclosure auction Monday.
Many of the houses up for auction are dilapidated and structurally unsound.
From stately tudors to roomy colonials, this year’s Wayne County auction has plenty of bargains.
Local rocker Jack White donated $142,000 to the Detroit Masonic Temple to prevent it from going into foreclosure, the temple revealed today. In return, the world’s largest masonic temple renamed its Cathedral Theater to the “Jack White Theater,” where the local musician has played and where his mother used to be an usher. The Jack White […]
Lens on Detroit: Explore inside historic Masonic Temple as officials fight to save neo-gothic building from auction
The world’s largest Masonic Temple was on the verge of being sold at a tax foreclosure auction, but Masonic officials made a $10,000 payment this morning and reached a deal with Wayne County to maintain ownership of the historic neo-gothic building on Temple in Detroit.