White’s connection to the Temple stretches many years, as he’s performed there both as a solo artist and member of The White Stripes. What’s more, White’s mother worked there as an usher.
In light of the donation, the Masonic Temple Association has renamed its Cathedral Theater to the ‘Jack White Theater.’
Detroit Masonic Temple Association President Roger Sobran said in a statement, “Jack’s donation could not have come at a better time and we are eternally grateful to him for it. Jack’s magnanimous generosity and unflinching loyalty to this historic building and his Detroit roots is appreciated beyond words.”
Listen to a recording of The White Stripes performing “Hotel Yorba” at the Detroit Masonic Temple in 2005.