07 Nov New lease sought for masons’ hall
IT held the secrets of local freemasons for 75 years, now see inside the incredible 21st century conversion of Geelong’s Freemason’s Hall.
The heritage-protected three-storey building built in 1926 at 79 Gheringhap Street was converted for use as an office complex after Geelong Unity and Prudence Lodge sold out at the turn of the century and relocated to a new home in Belmont.
The asking rent is $200,000 a year.
“It’s in painstakingly good condition. It’s been exceptionally well maintained throughout their tenure,” Mr Darcy said.
“It carries a very high level of presentation throughout. It’s a three level building with an internal lift. It provides an abundance of natural light, good lofty ceiling heights that provide a lot of character to complement the commercial use.
“It’s got a good mix of private meeting rooms and offices and good open plan areas as well.
“It’s all ready to go, there is nothing for anybody to do except walk in and operate there tomorrow,” he said.
The conversion retains many of the building’s features, including the original ornate ceilings, large pairs of doors and leadlight windows.