Points of Interest in Mendocino County

Point Arena Odd Fellows Hall

Point Arena Odd Fellows Hall

28 February 2018
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Point Arena Odd Fellows Hall
183 Main Street
Point Arena
Built 1928

The Point Arena Odd Fellows Hall was built after the 1927 fire. It was the third IOOF Hall at this site. The first was built in 1868.

The reinforced concrete building with stucco siding is a small example of the Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style. It is one of only two buildings in the district designed in any of the period revival styles that were popular in the 1920s. The other building is the Arena Theater.

The single—pane display windows constitute the only major alteration to the building.

The Odd Fellows Hall contributes to the Point Arena Main Street Historic Commercial District.

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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