National Register of Historic Places in Yuba County

National Register #93001396: Wheatland Masonic Temple 14 December 2005
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National Register #93001396
Wheatland Masonic Temple
400 Front Street
Built 1898

The Masonic Temple, which displays Italianate and Classical influences in its design, is one of the oldest buildings in the area and a rare example of a 19th Century non-residential building in Wheatland. It is also one of the most visually interesting and best preserved buildings in Wheatland.

As home to the Odd Fellows and Masons, the building played a significant role in the lives of many Wheatland citizens throughout history of the community.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination dated 8 November 1993.

Some Masonic Halls in California

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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