Points of Interest in Kings County

IOOF Building in Hanford 24 June 2006
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National Register #81000152
Hanford IOOF Building
108 East 8th Street
Built 1905

A marker on this Classical Revival building reads, "built in 1905 to house Hanford Lodge No. 264, IOOF on the second floor and an armory on the first floor."

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) is an altruistic fraternal organization derived from the similar English Oddfellows service organizations which came into being during the 1700s....Although in Britain the Odd Fellows tended to meet in pubs, in the U.S. the lodges often built their own facilities. Many of these are now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places....

From Wikipedia entry for Independent Order of Odd Fellows

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