Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What Have They Done?

It is one of my favorite buildings.  The Clarks Green Masonic Lodge in Lackawanna County reminded me of something you'd see in New England-- white clapboards, distinct steeple.  Below are photos from December 2 of 2010.

A friend tipped me off to some distrubing changes here.  Take a look at what I found yesterday.

Who messed with my beautiful steeple, and who thought it was a good idea?

I would hope there's a good reason for what happened, and I know a lot of volunteer based organizations are hurting for money these days.  It's possible the money to fix the steeple the right way wasn't there, but this building is a community treasure, and it's lost a lot of its character.