Chimney Swift Masonic Temple Bethlehem

Effort Under Way to Save Unique Bird Habitat in Bethlehem

A tall, tan chimney that was part of the Masonic Temple in Bethlehem is being saved because it’s a habitat for chimney swifts, tens of thousands of which call it home. The birds are considered a Threatened species. The 1925 temple is being demolished to make way for a development project that will include a hotel and event center.