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Eureka in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pythian Castle

Classical Architecture - 1892

 

Eureka Historic Landmark

 
Pythian Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 17, 2019
1. Pythian Castle Marker
Inscription.  
Built by B.C Mowry and Knights of Pythians
Members for Lodge # 34
Alterations by Barbara Groom,
Owner: Lost Coast Brewery, Apartment, and Theatre

Eureka Historic Landmark
This program possible through a partnership with
property owner Barbara Groom,
Eureka Main Street, and the Eureka Heritage Society

 
Erected by Eureka Heritage Society.
 
Location. 40° 48.182′ N, 124° 9.883′ W. Marker is in Eureka, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is on 4th Street (U.S. 101) east of G Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 617 4th Street, Eureka CA 95501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts (within shouting distance of this marker); Eureka City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); N.S.G.W. Hall (about 300 feet away); First National Bank/Professional Building (1918) (about 500 feet away); Ritz Building (about 500 feet away); U.S. Post Office 1882-1885 / 1890-1894

Pythian Castle and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 17, 2019
2. Pythian Castle and Marker
The marker is just visible here on the right side of the left doorway.
(about 600 feet away); Buhne Building (about 600 feet away); Oberon (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
 
Also see . . .  Knights of Pythias (Clarke Museum). "In Humboldt County, the most recognizable remains of the Knights of Pythias can be seen in the buildings the order left behind, known as Pythian Castles. Pythian Castles exist in both Arcata (on the corner of 11th and H Streets) and Eureka (where Lost Coast Brewery is now). The Knights of Pythias were relatively popular, especially in Eureka, where they had 5 groups of Knights intermittently from 1887 to the late 1950s...." (Submitted on November 20, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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