The Lakewood Masonic Temple, Lakewood, Ohio The Lakewood Masonic Temple
15300 Detroit Avenue · Lakewood, Ohio
A Lakewood Landmark Since 1916


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Community Groups and the Lakewood Masonic Temple

When The Lakewood Masonic Temple Company was founded in 1912 to raise funds, acquire a building site and erect a suitable Masonic Temple for the Free & Accepted Masons of Lakewood, Ohio, and vicinity, the incorporators agreed that any space in the new building not needed for Masonic activities would be made available to the community.  One imagines that this intent was a strong motivator to include a Ballroom in the new facility in addition to the customary Lodge and Banquet Rooms that comprise nearly every other Masonic Temple.

Over the years since the Temple's dedication in 1916, a number of community groups and events have gotten their start at the Lakewood Masonic Temple.  The Kiwanis Club of Lakewood was presented its charter at our Temple in 1921 and met at our Temple for over seven decades.  West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church’s first services were held at our Temple in 1946.  The first Lakewood Home Show was held at our Temple in 1965.  The West Shore Assembly of God met at our Temple from 1977 until purchasing its own building in 1999.  Lakewood New Life Church met at our Temple from its inception in 2006 until purchasing its own building in 2016.  King's Church first services were held at our Temple in Fall 2016.  The Lakewood Earth and Food (LEAF) Community's initial LEAF Nights were conducted at our Temple until its Lakewood Public Library venue was completed.  There are also old stories and records of Lakewood High School proms and Baldwin Wallace College sorority parties held at our Temple many years ago.

This tradition of community use continues.  Lakewood Vineyard Church meets in our Ballroom each Sunday morning.  Our Ballroom is also used for contra dances by the  Mud-in-Yer-Eye Band on first Saturday evenings and for swing dances by Get Hep Swing on second Friday evenings, both with live bands.  There are also many individual events during the year such as receptions, meetings, weddings, socials, and fund raising events.

The Lakewood Masonic Temple partners with Lakewood Alive, a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) economic development corporation whose mission is to improve the quality of life of residents by creating alliances with community leaders, leveraging community assets and expanding the pool of available resources in order to facilitate economic stability and growth in the City of Lakewood.  Our Ballroom and related facilities host Lakewood Alive and Downtown Lakewood community events such as the Light Up Lakewood pre-holiday celebration on the first Saturday of December.  The Lakewood Masonic Temple also partners with the Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation, which stages its Thanksgiving and Christmas food drives and its spring cleaning products drive from our Temple each year; and with the Lakewood Arts Festival on the first Saturday of August each year.  Our Ballroom, Lodge Room and Banquet Room are also open for tours during the Festival.

For information on holding your meetings or events at the Lakewood Masonic Temple, please refer to our rental information page.

City of Lakewood 2010 Historic Preservation Award Winner

Our Community Partnerships

Lakewood Alive - An Economic Development Corporation

Downtown Lakewood - An Ohio Main Street Program

Light Up Lakewood Lakewood Arts Festival Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation

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