For many years, this amazing building at Wilson and Ashland (built in 1899) served as the Ravenswood Club Building, a.k.a. the Paul Revere Masonic Lodge. A few years ago, when it was on the market, I feared for its existence. It was such a large building, in need of many repairs, and was sitting on a very desirable corner that was zoned for multi-unit structures.
Luckily, it was purchased by a Buddhist group before it could fall victim to the Chicago condo boom and is now the Truc Lam Buddhist Temple. The work they've done restoring it is incredible. A series of photos can be found on the Truc Lam site that show off the building in detail. For pictures of how it looked before, visit the Landmarks Illinois site.