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Knights of Pythias Building, 101 Valencia Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

Knights of Pythias Building, 101 Valencia Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

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Significance: The Knights of Pythias Building is a notable and rare surviving example in San Francisco of an early 20th-century building exclusively for a fraternal organization. In a city where many upper class social clubs and several commercial halls survive, this represents the social middle ground. As the Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias from 1911 to 1920, it is associated with one of a number of fraternal organizations which played a particularly important role in American social life before World War I. As a regional and local headquarters of the Salvation Army from 1920 to 1989, it is associated with one of the primary social aid organizations in America, beginning in a period before substantial government involvement in social problems.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N267
Survey number: HABS CA-2404
Building/structure dates: 1911 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1920 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1928 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1996 Demolished



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Paff, Charles Peter
Bauer, John
Coulter, Norman R
Inwood, R F
Stone, Douglas D
Maul, David, transmitter


San Francisco, California, United States37.77156, -122.42255
Google Map of 37.7715647, -122.4225534


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