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Maccabees Temple: 1905

Maccabees Temple: 1905

Port Huron, Michigan, circa 1905. "Maccabees Temple." Lodge of the fraternal order Knights of the Maccabees. Detroit Publishing glass neg. View full size.



So sad -- this Moorish Sullivanesque building is no more. It is interesting to note that its surroundings had not appreciably changed after 95 years. To the left are two single-story storefronts and to the right is a frame house.

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In 1906 the Maccabees built a new temple about a half mile from here. This building became the Algonquin Hotel and for many years was the swankiest place in town. The building burned down in 2000.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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