New owner describes plans for Masonic Temple building

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: April 13, 2021 1:43 PM CT | Published: April 13, 2021 1:43 PM CT

Bill Townsend feels he didn’t so much buy a building as a 107-year-old time capsule. He’s already got short-term plans and has discussed long-term possibilities with brg3s architects.


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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.