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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pythian Hall

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
1. Pythian Hall Marker
Inscription.  Pythian Hall was constructed at this site in 1902 in a prominent African-American community. The three-story brick building housed the Prince Hall Mason's and the Knights of Pythias on the second and third floors. These fraternal organizations helped incoming African-Americans find jobs and housing. Among commercial enterprises on the first floor were a newspaper press and the Fraternal Funeral Home, established in 1928 by the Prince Hall Mason's, and later managed and acquired by local business leader Clark S. Brown. Brown was instrumental in the success of the Prince Hall Mason's, serving as the African-American order's Most Worshipful Grand Master of North Carolina from 1959 to 1974. Pythian Hall was destroyed by fire in 1994.
 
Erected 2013 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 36° 6.174′ N, 80° 14.551′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North
Pythian Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
2. Pythian Hall Marker
Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Street and North Chestnut Street on 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lloyd Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Depot Street Graded School Site (about 400 feet away); Downtown North Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Safe Bus Company (approx. ¼ mile away); First Sit-In Victory In North Carolina (approx. 0.3 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); R.J.R. Labor Strikes (approx. 0.3 miles away); O'Hanlon's Office Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .  W-S Marker page (PDF) - with essay. (Submitted on January 24, 2018, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Pythian Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
3. Pythian Hall Marker
Pythian Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
4. Pythian Hall Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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