HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A massive Harrisburg landmark is for sale.
The Zembo Shrine Center, at North Third and Division streets, is the home of the Shriners.
As with so many fraternal organizations, the number of members is dwindling. The Shriners built the 62,000 square foot structure in 1928 and 1929. The cost? The same as the current asking price: $1,000,000.
Over the decades, the Zembo Shrine has been the site of countless events from the circus to professional wrestling.
Mick Govora, chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee, said the decision to sell was a tough one. He said the organization is losing about 500 to 600 members a year and isn’t attracting younger members.
Govora said the Shriners will be the same organization in a new building. They will still have the circus and raise money for children.
He said all the 2017 activities will be held in the center and the Shriners will still rent the facility.
You can find details of the listing at http://billgladstone.com/Listings/Commercial/Sale/2801_North_Third_Street/2801_North_Third_Street.html