tamtagon wrote:At one point, wasn't Sammons Center for the Arts planning a move to this building?
I think you are thinking of when it was to become an Urban education center thing run by one of the wives of one of the Crows or Hunts or something. There was a mild competition and they had renderings somewhere but that project quickly dissolved.
Totally something like that! Oh, here's the 2014 publicity:
Hunter, Stephanie Hunt to turn downtown Masonic Temple into center aimed at solving Dallas' 'biggest challenges'
Robert Wilonsky, City Columnist
After a month spent wondering who purchased the Masonic Temple on Harwood Street in downtown Dallas, the wait is over: The building has been purchased by Hunter and Stephanie Hunt, who plan on turning the 73-year-old, 43,000-square-foot temple into "a hub of creativity and collaboration."
That's the phrase used by one of their key collaborators, Brent Brown, founding director of the Dallas City Hall-based CityDesign Studio and bcWORKSHOP, which aims to rebuild and reconnect neighborhoods.
This side of town certainly needs additional performance venues and gallery space. I wonder what sort of partnership could operate with the nearby Museum of Street Culture.
Whatever happens, the entrance to this building is so completely perfect for gala red carpet fund raising entrances, So Dallas.