The substantial white columns on this former temple are wooden, and
along with the decorative brickwork and strong portico, the exterior of this building is still strong and crisp. The high ceilings inside can still provoke awe, though not of the social club/mystical variety that the building was originally designed for.
South on 39th is the genuinely interesting Joseph Kendall House (1889, 3908 SE Taggart Street, corner of Taggart and 39th Avenue, Joseph Kendall). This Queen Anne home has an unusual alliance with its rustic Romanesque stone turret. It was designed (with five fireplaces) by Joseph Kendall, who came to Oregon from Missouri. An architect and builder, Kendall acquired 600 acres around this property, and constructed an earlier wood-frame home on this site. He died before he could implement all his plans for this home, although he did put busts of his son and wife at the tops of arches.