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Masonic Temple Building

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Identification

Masonic Temple Building
Alexander Building
133310

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
brick
limestone
terra-cotta
applied masonry
light brown
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Sometimes referred to as Raleigh's first skyscraper, the Masonic Temple Building was the first building in North Carolina constructed of steel framing and reinforced concrete.
  • It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
  • The design follows the tri-partite formula of base-shaft-capital.
  • It supassed the Loan and Trust Building in Durham as the tallest office building in North Carolina.
  • It was surpassed in turn by the Independence Building in Charlotte in 1909.

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Location

133-137 Fayetteville Street
1-7 East Hargett Street
133 Fayetteville Street
27601
Central
Raleigh
North Carolina
U.S.A.

Technical Data

88.48 ft
7
1907

Involved Companies

Charles McMillan

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Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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