“Dan Crowe and Molly Carmody of The Crowe Law Office
are the new owners of one of Yelm’s most historic buildings.”
Photo credit: ThurstonTalk
– “Crowe Law Breathing New Life Into a Historic Building”
“Driving through Yelm, you can’t miss it: the big white building with the large Grecian pillars in front. Variously known as the Masonic Lodge or Gordon’s Grange, for years it has remained mostly vacant, used only for occasional meetings or special events, and was slowly decaying from rot and neglect. But when Dan Crowe and Molly Carmody first walked into the historic edifice in the heart of Yelm, they didn’t see the ancient carpet and layers of ingrained dust: they saw a law office.”
“In the ideal world, The Crowe Law Office will be moving in by Thanksgiving, says Carmody, but Crowe believes Christmas is a more realistic target.”
“The Lodge was originally built by the Freemasons in 1926 and used as a meeting space.”
“It is listed on the Washington State Historic Registry as ‘Masonic Temple – Lodge Hall No. 244.’ To keep the historic value, Crowe Law had to go through the city’s historic commission to get their plan approved,” quoting Heidi Smith, ThurstonTalk.
Dan Crowe is the Crowe Law principal attorney and Executive Director of the Yelm Business Assn. (YBA).
Molly Carmody is the Crowe Law office manager, current member of Yelm’s Planning Commission and now, a Councilor-elect to the Yelm City Council.
Blogger Klein is a Crowe Law client.