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Beautiful Historic Venue

Known to many in Bangor as the Bangor Theological Seminary building, the impressive white steeple of this 19th century church, which has been converted to the Bangor Masonic Center, overlooks downtown and far beyond.

Considerable Free Parking

The Bangor Masonic Center's land area consists of three acres. It has 94 existing parking spaces, with a possibility of increasing it to 144 spaces. We hope to see them used frequently by various bodies.

Updated Kitchen Facilities

The Hutchins Center building was designed to connect the Chapel with the gymnasium. It was constructed in 1986. This building added a foyer with an elevator shaft containing four stops and a kitchen on the first floor.

Spacious Dining Hall

Upon completion of the Hutchins Center building, the gymnasium became a large dining room with access directly from the kitchen and the foyer of the new addition. Today, the spacious dining hall and kitchen is available for rental.


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Beautiful Historic Venue

On January 15, 2004, a fire destroyed the Masonic Temple in Bangor, Maine. A building that had served the Masons in Bangor so well since the 1800s was a total loss. Thus, it ended an era and began a new time.

For the next five and one-half years, the members would attempt to resolve this dilemma. They formed the Bangor Masonic Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-free entity. They purchased a three-acre parcel of land in an industrial park on Perry Road and had plans drawn of a proposed building.

The economy changed. The cost of building and maintaining the property became prohibitive. They developed a second plan for a smaller building. When fuel prices went out-of-site, they abandoned this plan. A third attempt to purchase a warehouse on Perry Road occurred. They planned on gutting it and reconstructing the interior.

During the negotiations to purchase the property on April 17, 2009, the former Bangor Theological Seminary came onto the market. Richard Trott negotiated a price of $550,000 subject to the approval of the board of directors of the Bangor Masonic Foundation. On Monday, April 20, a few board members inspected the property. They called for a special meeting of the Foundation to discuss the purchase of the property.

The board met on April 21st and authorized the purchase. The next day, April 22nd, three board members met with the owner, Mr. Paul Cook, and signed the purchase and sale agreement. The sale was completed on June 29, 2009.

Updated Kitchen Facilities

The Hutchins Center building was designed to connect the Chapel with the gymnasium. Constructed in 1986. This building added a foyer with an elevator shaft containing four stops and a kitchen on the first floor.

Spacious Dining Hall

Upon completing the Hutchins Center building, the gymnasium became a large dining room with access directly from the kitchen and the foyer of the new addition. Today, the spacious dining hall and kitchen facilities are available for rental on a one-time or repeating basis. Please contact us for facility rental information.