Minnesota Masonic Charities Opens Heritage Center in Bloomington
- Jul 12, 2016
By Adriana Pop, Senior Associate Editor
Bloomington, Minn.—Minnesota Masonic Charities celebrated the opening of its new 50,000-square-foot Heritage Center in Bloomington, Minn. Adolfson & Peterson Construction, the project’s contractor, attended the event, which featured a full Masonic processional, consecration ceremony, remarks and ribbon cutting.
Announced last year, the new facility replaces two outdated buildings on the Bloomington Masonic campus. Adolfson & Peterson successfully completed the project on-time and within budget, the Minnesota Masonic Charities announced.
Featuring a design that incorporates the concept and significance of Freemasonry, the center comprises a 443-seat auditorium, back-of-stage support spaces, a museum, as well as archival space, a library, conference rooms and a dining space featuring a full catering kitchen. The building’s interior includes high-level finishes with detailed wood trim and millwork, natural stone and marble flooring, custom carpets, brass railings and decorative plaster columns, while the exterior is composed of brick masonry, architectural precast and a clay tile roof.
Founded in 2006, Minnesota Masonic Charities aims to promote greater levels of philanthropy.
“The construction of this new space now provides Masons and non-Masons alike the opportunity to learn more about the history of the organization and further understand the positive contributions made by the Masons,” the organization said in a prepared statement.
Image courtesy of Minnesota Masonic Charities