Heather and Mike Mangold, owners of Mangold Creative,
outside the historic Masonic Temple at 126 N. Main St. in
downtown Pewaukee. The couple intends to renovate it for
office space for their growing marketing firm.
PEWAUKEE - When Heather and Mike Mangold decided to put a purchase
offer in on the historic Masonic Temple in downtown Pewaukee, it was
as if the structure never existed, because as a nonprofit always
owned by the Masons, the 1924 structure didn’t have a tax key.
With a growing
marketing business, the owners of Mangold Creative felt it was time
to expand into a larger space and they were drawn to the vacant
Masonic Lodge at 126 N. Main St. this past spring. The sale closed
Oct. 9 after the Mangolds received village approval for renovation
work and made sure their financial ducks were in a row, business
founder Heather Mangold said.
She said the
building is undergoing a complete overhaul. The interior furnishings
and fixtures are a mix of items from the 1920s,1960s and 1970s.
“There are going
to be some elements that we are going to embrace,” Mangold said,
adding that their style tends to lean modern. “We are going to try
and meld the new with the old items.”
Some of the older
fixtures that Mangold loves are the moldings and hardwood floors
discovered when the shag carpeting was removed.
“The new stuff we
are adding will complement the old history as well,” she said.
With abundant natural light and unique architectural
details, the upstairs of the former Masonic Temple at 126 N.
Main St., Pewaukee, will be transformed into office space
for Mangold Creative.
Creative has six employees, including the owners, in a
1,100-square-foot leased space in Waukesha. When the
business moves into its new home in Pewaukee, there
should be eight employees, Mangold said.
In the four years
since she started the marketing business in her living room, Mangold
said, she has been blessed with growth.
“The past four
years have been really amazing,” she said.
Plenty of room
on both levels
The former lodge
has nearly 3,000 square feet of office space on the upper level and
a large multi-purpose space on the lower level.
“The beauty of the
multipurpose area is all of the options it has for Mangold Creative,
our clients, our colleagues and the business community at large - be
it seminars, strategic planning meetings, business events, or photo
video/studio space,” Mike Mangold said in a statement.
Area residents can
tour the structure’s interior via a video posted on Mangold
exterior will get a fresh look, Heather Mangold said, with the solid
brick front being replaced by a balcony and 12-foot glass patio
Once renovated, the large multi-purpose area on the lower
level of the former Masonic Temple in downtown Pewaukee will
be used for seminars, strategic planning sessions and photo
and video shoots for Mangold Creative.
is to make the building appear less institutional and
more welcoming, she said. Other existing windows will be
replaced with energy-efficient versions.
“I think you have
to have a vision for it. We are excited about it,” Heather Mangold
said about the large project. “We are more ‘hey, what could this
The former Masonic Temple on Main Street in
Pewaukee is being transformed into office and meeting space
for marketing firm Mangold Creative, which plans to move
into the building by
excited to see new ownership of a property that has sat
vacant for several years, and are pleased that Mangold
Creative will help in continuing to make the village of
Pewaukee a fantastic place to work and live,” Village
Administrator Scott Gosse said in a statement.
the building should be complete in mid-2015.