Pythian Castle

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  • Updated: April 24, 2021 3:36 am
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Address: 1101 H St, Arcata, CA 95521, USA
City: Arcata
Postal code: 95521
Year Built 1885
Period Victorian
Structure Order 33
 

Pythian Castle then and now
21. Pythian Castle, built in 1885
(Top: Peter Hess/Bottom: Tamara Wolski)


The Knights of Pythias 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.

 

Pythian Castle then and now
21. Pythian Castle, built in 1885
(Top: Peter Hess/Bottom: Tamara Wolski)

The Knights of Pythias 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.