Panama City, FL –
CITY OF PANAMA, FLA. (WMBB) – Panama City and members of the Labor System Lodge met on Thursday to discuss the future of the Masonic Lodge building, which was damaged by Hurricane Michael. Within the next ten days, a structural analysis report will determine whether the building can be repaired or should be demolished. If it is demolished, representatives of the Workers’ Lodge can reconstruct the building, in order to preserve the history of the monument for the local community. The lodge is currently in danger of collapsing, which could pose a risk to the public.
“We also don’t want to put the situation at hand where citizens could be in danger,” said Jonathan Potter, secretary of the Labor System Lodge. “But we definitely want to save our building and we definitely need the actions of the city to help us, to help preserve our history, because many buildings in the city center are also preserved.”
If the report finds that the building cannot be repaired, it will be demolished. Panama City has agreed to help the lodge if it is able to continue with its permanent reconstruction.
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