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436 MAIN ST E

Architecture and History Inventory
436 MAIN ST E | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Knights of Pythias Hall
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:45138
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):436 MAIN ST E
County:Dunn
City:Menomonie
Township/Village:
Unincorporated Community:
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Quarter Section:
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1924
Additions:
Survey Date:1978
Historic Use:meeting hall
Architectural Style:Commercial Vernacular
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Menomonie Downtown Historic District
National Register Listing Date:7/14/1986 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
NOTES
Additional Information:On February 9, 1909, 18 members formed the Ed C. Gottry Lodge, No. 170, of the Knights of Pythias. The lodge received its charter the following June. Several years later on April 18, 1918, the Pythian Sisters followed suit and created their own organization.

The Pythian Temple was constructed to hold all members of the organizations, which had grown to more than 200 people. Another organization that frequently used the space was the Ludington Guard Band (one of the oldest performing bands in the state); they would used the upper level for practices.

The building cost $24,000 to build.
Bibliographic References:Menomonie Historic District Walking Tour brochure, 2015.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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