The new dome is the third to sit atop the Old Masonic Lodge Building, which currently houses restaurant Gumbo’s North, building owner Chris Damon said. The second dome, which was removed in June due to hail damage, was built in 1985 and was a replica of the original dome built in 1900.
The original dome went missing about 15 years after it was installed, but the reason for its removal or its whereabouts are unknown, Damon said.
Damon added that the new dome is “completely new but exactly the same [as the previous],” only that it has added night lights which make it “dazzling.”
The onion dome can be found on the corner of Main and Seventh streets at 701 S. Main St., Georgetown.