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Jack White Saves Detroit Masonic Temple From Foreclosure

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Musician Jack White of The Raconteurs performs during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Field on April 25, 2008 in Indio, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Detroit, Michigan has seen hard times in recent years, but it has spawned a few rock 'n' roll superheroes — and thankfully, they're willing to give back.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the anonymous donor who shelled out $142,000 to help the Detroit Masonic Temple pay back taxes was none other than rocker Jack White. In honor of his gift, the Temple's theater — where he and Meg White performed several sold out shows as the White Stripes — is now the Jack White Theater.

"Jack's magnanimous generosity and unflinching loyalty to his historic building and his Detroit roots is appreciated beyond words," Detroit Masonic Temple Association president Roger Sobran gushed.

The Detroit Masonic Temple is the largest Masonic Temple in the world, and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980.

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