The former Kilbourn Masonic Temple, just west of downtown Milwaukee, is being converted into housing for Marquette University students.Read more from Journal Sentinel: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/business/256698511.html#ixzz2zuakssqF
The 14,800-square-foot building, 827 N. 11th St., will have rooms for 35 students once renovations are completed this summer, said Fouad Saab, the project's architect and construction manager.
The building will be a "high-quality rooming house," Saab said, and could be used by a fraternity. Part of the two-story building, the former temple's meeting room, is being renovated into a lounge area and dining hall, he said.
The building was sold in October to 11th Street MU LLC for $425,000, according to state real estate records. The new owner is an affiliate of Cedar Square Management LLC, operated by Sonny Bando, which manages residential rental units near Marquette.
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