Re: Masonic Temple of 1925
Date: January 04, 2013 02:59PM
There was a place right up the street from there on Harding that fascinated me. Back in college, I was studying Russian language, and there was a small bookshop on the 1500 block of N. Harding called M. Dolgich Book Store. It was a fascinating place, crammed full of books, and other Russian foods and delicacies. Years later, I tried to see if they were still open, and while I think they moved to Menard just north of Milwaukee, I think they have subsequently closed down.
The Masonic Hall on Damen just south of Irving used to be Johnny Wiegelt's, and it closed when Wiegelt died in the 1980's. I had a friend that used to work there part time as a bartender. The DANK Haus at 4740 N. Western also used to be a huge Masonic hall, but has been owned by the Deutche Amerika National Kongress for years now.