Waterland Blog – “Offer pending but no sale yet for Des Moines’ landmark Old Masonic Home”
Despite constant and varied rumors about the sale and potential uses of the Landmark Event Center, also known as the Old Masonic Home, the 88-year-old, 130,000 square foot facility and 27-acre campus on Marine View Drive is still owned by the Masonic Lodge, property manager David P. Owen said Monday.
“I can’t guarantee anything,” said Owen, the lodge’s grand secretary. “All I can say is there is a signed purchase and sales agreement in place for someone who is interested in buying the property. I have not received any earnest money. We gave a back-up offer waiting.”
About the rumors of the possible uses of the land and building, he said, “Once you sell the facility, whatever they do with it, that is their decision.”