Touring Central Arcata, Destination # 33

Pythian Castle

1100 H. Street

Built: 1885

Period: Victorian Architecture c. 1885-1900

The Knights of Pythia's North Star Encampment, a national fraternal organization that stressed charitable work, erected this imposing castle in 1885, at a time when lodges and churches substantially filled the need for social activities outside the home.

The Pythian Castle is an outstanding example of commerical Queen Anne architecture. The building as five projecting towers, three of which are round corner