Jack White Saves Detroit Masonic Temple

Posted Wednesday June 5, 2013 11:00 AM GMT

He’s a proud native of Detroit, so when the city’s iconic Masonic Temple faced foreclosure, Jack White knew what he had to do.

The “Fell In Love With A Girl” rocker dished up $142,000 to settle the property’s outstanding tax debt- after all, his mother used to work as an usher there when he was growing up.

Detroit Masonic Temple Association President Roger Sobran told press, "Jack's donation could not have come at a better time and we are eternally grateful to him for it."

"Jack's magnanimous generosity and unflinching loyalty to this historic building and his Detroit roots is appreciated beyond words."

As a result of White’s donation, the Temple's Cathedral Theater will be renamed the Jack White Theatre.

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