Masonic Temple
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MASONIC TEMPLE
230 Pine Ave. (1903)

Architect: Henry Starbuck

Three peaked gables accent the brick facade of the oldest building remaining in downtown Long Beach. Its construction marked the beginning of tremendous growth and development both downtown and in the neighborhoods. This Masonic hall is the oldest lodge in Long Beach, and counted among its members many prominent citizens. Ground floor retail shops helped to support the lodge's activities, which were housed upstairs. It is one of the last remaining examples of eminent local architect Henry Starbuck, who designed many of the city's turn-of-the-century buildings. Its eclectic design is highly individualistic. The structure was rehabilitated and restored in the 1980's. In the 90's it was remodeled for retail use by Z Gallerie.