This Abandoned Masonic Temple Is Being Reclaimed By Mother Nature

This forgotten Masonic temple is being slowly overtaken by the forces of nature. Plant life has crept into the grand building and added touches of surprising color to the stark, crumbling stone architecture. From hidden tunnels to a massive safe, this old temple is full of secrets.Take a look at these stunning photographs by photographer Johnny Joo.

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It’s remarkable how rapidly a grand structure like this can change, given less than a decade of abandonment. Check out Johnny Joo’s new book Americana Forgotten for more incredible images of abandoned places around the country.