National Register of Historic Places in Yolo County

National Register #82002284: IOOF Building in Woodland, California 11 August 2006
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National Register #82002284
Odd Fellows Building
723 Main Street
Built 1905

The Odd Fellows Building headquartered an order which was an important part of the community's history, and included in its membership many of the area's most prominent individuals.

The building is a notable example of its type and period and appears to have been the first major building in Woodland designed in the Mission style of architecture. It marked an important departure from the Victorian architecture which dominated Main Street in Woodland until this building was erected around the turn of the century.

The Odd Fellows Building contributes to the Downtown Woodland Historic District.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination.

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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