Staff photo by Doug Strickland / Ridgedale Masonic Lodge 660 at 1500 Dodds Ave. was built in 1924.

History meets Main Street at the Ridgedale Masonic Lodge 660 that's up for sale.

The three-story, 13,500-square-foot building at East Main Street and Dodds Avenue was built in 1924.

The brick and masonry lodge sits at the east end of new developments that are complete or underway, including near the $57 million Standard Coosa Lofts housing development, according to Tad Bromfield of Sentinel Commercial Properties.

That project by St. Louis developer City Property Co., will be one of the biggest-ever reuses of a former Chattanooga factory and is seen as radiating positive ripple effects through the neighborhood surrounding it.

The Masonic Lodge building's first floor holds the main entrance and exterior retail space. The second floor has four offices, gender specific bathrooms, a sitting room and a fellowship/dining hall with full kitchen. On the third floor is a meeting room with a capacity of 200 people and an elevated stage, according to the real estate company.

Priced at $806,452, the building sits on nearly one-quarter of an acre on the corner lot.


* Name: Masonic Lodge 660

* Location: 1500 Dodds Ave.

* Building size: 13,500 square feet

* Sale price: $806,452

* For more information: Tad Bromfield, Sentinal Commercial Properties