Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada County
The Truckee IOOF Hall is the second oldest brick building on Commercial Row.
The foundation is not visible but is likely mase of stone. The load-bearing walls are relatively soft brick laid in a common bond with a header course every sixth course.
Modern alterations include the stairwell bay, yellow brick veneer on the street level and a red-brick stringer course marking the top of the street level façade.
The first floor of the building has always been used for businesses. The upstairs was used for meetings.
The Truckee IOOF Hall contributes to the Brickelltown Historic District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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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