340 E. Market Street
Stockton, Ca 95202
Constructed in 1922, the Masonic Temple is a stucco-clad, flat-roof building. Huge arched windows and detailed surrounds extend from the third-floor level up towards the roofline. A circular plaster relief is located between each window. A dentil belt-course wraps around the building below the arched windows. The building was hit by a fire many years back, but luckily it survived. The elaborate Gothic-influenced plasterwork that wraps around the recessed entrance extends up toward the arched windows and includes a small niche, with drop pendants in carved plaster. It also has a decorative bust of an Egyptian character. One of the most popular features of the Masonic Temple, which rents out its facilities, is the dance floor. The dance floor is situated on springs, so when people dance on it, they feel like they are floating on a cloud.