Knights of Pythias Building (Virginia City, Nevada)
Knights of Pythias Hall
Knights of Pythias, 1937
West side B Street, between Union & Sutton Streets,|
Virginia City, Nevada
|Part of||Virginia City Historic District (#66000458)|
The Knights of Pythias Building, also known as the Knights of Pythias Hall is an historic Knights of Pythias lodge hall located in Virginia City, Nevada, United States. It was built of cast iron and stuccoed brick in 1876 by Nevada Lodge No. 1 of the Knights of Pythias, which had been formed on March 23, 1873. It was also used the city's other Knights of Pythias lodges: Lincoln Lodge No. 6 formed in 1874, and Triumph Lodge No. 11 formed in 1879. It one of the few unaltered false-fronted buildings remaining in Virginia City. The Knights of Pythias Building is a contributing property in the Virginia City Historic District which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. 
Like many fraternal buildings, the upper floor was used for the lodge hall while the first floor was rented out. An 1880 map shows the first floor being occupied by The Armory.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Charles Snell and Marilynn Larew (April 21, 1978), National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Virginia City Historic District p. 4 (pdf), National Park Service and Accompanying 50 or so photos from 1968, 1971, 1978 and other dates. (8.81 MB)
- Historical Marker Data Base for Old Liners Union Hall in the same block. It includes text and picture on the Knights of Pythias
- Julia C. Bulette, Chapter No. 1864, E Clampus Vitus Virginia City, Nevada, the owner of the Moran Building to the right of the K of P
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. NV-15-11, "Knights of Pythias Hall, West side B Street, between Union & Sutton Streets, Virginia City, Storey County, NV", 1 photo, 5 measured drawings
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