National Register of Historic Places in Tehama County

National Register #76000537: Odd Fellows Building in Red Bluff 18 September 2006
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National Register #76000537
Odd Fellows Building
342 Oak Street
Red Bluff
Built 1882

This two-story, Italianate Victorian building has outside walls that are sixteen inches thick and partition walls that are twelve inches thick. The second floor with its twenty foot ceiling was used for lodge functions by th International Order of Oddfellows. The commercial first floor produced rental income for the lodge.

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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