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Aurora Masonic Temple
104 S. Lincoln Ave., Aurora
(Kane Co.)


Designed by architect William Q. Bendus in 1922, this Neoclassical building—with over 50,000 square feet of assembly space—occupies a prominent place in the cityscape. It was constructed by the Aurora Masonic Alliance and served as the home of numerous organizations over the years. The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and falls within the Near Eastside Aurora Historic District. When the Masons sold the temple in the mid-1980s, it was converted to a banquet facility and offices. Since its closure in 2006, the building has suffered from deferred maintenance, resulting in water infiltration and damage to architectural features. Spalling concrete, a condition that could become hazardous if not repaired, has prompted the City to take the matter to building court.







To find out more about the building, contact the owner: Flavio Capetillo, 104 S. Lincoln Ave., Aurora, IL 60505-4228. For further details about current code violations and preservation incentives, contact Jan Mangers or Jennie Grobe, Aurora Preservation Commission, 630-844-3648.








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