Last Thursday, a then-anonymous donor paid off the famed music venue’s entire 2010-2012 tax delinquency. The 14-story Masonic Temple was days away from being put up for sale.
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It takes up an entire block and has more than 1,000 rooms, as well as a theater that has featured top performers for decades.
The Detroit Free Press reports that temple President Roger Sobran says his group is renaming the 1,586-seat theater in its benefactor’s name as the Jack White Theater.
White, 37, is a Detroit native who’s best known as the vocalist, guitarist and pianist of the rock group The White Stripes, which broke up in 2011.
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