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Odd Fellows Hall

1891, George F. Costerisan

The International Order of Odd Fellows was one of the many secret fraternal organizations popular in 19th-century America. These organizations engaged in a variety of social and charitable activities. They also offered "fraternal insurance" programs to assist members and their families in case of an illness or death. The Odd Fellows Hall is a good example of Richardsonian Romanesque commercial architecture. A variety of brick patterns give the facade a textured look. Look for the inscriptions “I.O.O.F.” and “1891” in the elevated center portion of the parapet. Also note the carving of the all-seeing eye, an Odd Fellows symbol, above the main entry.

Odd Fellows Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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