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Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Knights of Pythias Building

 
 
Knights of Pythias Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, August 14, 2009
1. Knights of Pythias Building Marker
Inscription. With the exception of the Courthouse, the Knights of Pythias Building, also known as the Tilton Building, has always been the tallest building on the Plaza at 46 feet. It was dedicated on November 27, 1895, and is one of the few buildings that survived the fire of 1900. The building originally housed retail on the first floor, office space on the second floor, and a large open hall on the third floor as the meeting room of the Knights of Pythias, an early social fraternal organization attended by many of Prescott’s leading male citizens. Scorched in the fire, the front façade was stuccoed and scored to resemble stone. The building was partially restored in 1995.
 
Erected by Historic Preservation Fund and the City of Prescott.
 
Location. 34° 32.497′ N, 112° 28.115′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on South Cortez Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is one building south of the intersection of East Gurley St. and South Cortez St. It is the southeast corner. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 South Cortez St., Prescott AZ 86301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bank of Arizona and the Electric Buildings (a
Knights of Pythias Building street view image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, August 14, 2009
2. Knights of Pythias Building street view
few steps from this marker); Site of Territorial Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Prescott National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Bashford Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Solon Hannibal Borglum America's First Cowboy Sculptor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Carnegie Library (about 300 feet away); Site of Goldwater Brothers Mercantile (about 300 feet away); Plaza Bandstand (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Prescott.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the edge of the sidewalk. It is visible from the street, however it is turned toward the building. Only the back is seen from the street.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Knights of Pythias Building National Register Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, August 14, 2009
3. Knights of Pythias Building National Register Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,398 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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