05/31/2013 09:17 am ET

Anonymous Donor Pays Masonic Temple's Back Taxes

AP/The Detroit News, Max Ortiz

The Masonic Temple has paid off its back tax bill to the city of Detroit, after an anonymous donor contributed the entire outstanding total of $142,000. According to the Wayne County Treasurer’s office, the payment posted Thursday, just four days before the June 3 deadline that would have sent the world’s largest Masonic Temple to the county auction block.

“That was a blessing,” Masonic Temple Association President Roger Sobran said Thursday.

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