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he Masonic Temple on Sunset Avenue will soon be used to train youth wrestlers.    Larry Penkava/Randolph Hub

Masonic Temple being transformed for youth wrestlers

ASHEBORO — The Balfour Masonic Temple at 632 Sunset Avenue will soon be a training facility for youth wrestlers.


The iconic two-story brick building was sold by the Grand Lodge of NC AF AND AM to Ace Avant Real Property Co. LLC of Archdale. 


The Masonic Temple was built in 1950, according to the Randolph County GIS (Geographic Information System), and used for decades by Asheboro Masonic Lodge #699. The Masons currently meet at 325 Sunset Ave.


Ace Avant Real Property bought the property to be used to train scholastic wrestlers in the area. The Triad Wrestling Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will manage the facility with a focus on Eyes on the Prize.


The building is now being renovated with the goal of maintaining the traditional appearance of the facade while restoring the porch, updating the bathrooms for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance and adding a fire escape.


More details will be provided as the renovations move forward.