List of Knights of Pythias buildings
This is a list of notable buildings of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal organization. Many of these are named, primarily or as an alternative, "Pythian Castles", and are built to resemble medieval castles, consistent with the theme of the Pythian order.
- in the United States
(by state then city or town)
|1||Knights of Pythias Building (Phoenix, Arizona)||1928 built
|829 N. 1st Ave.
||Phoenix, Arizona||Mission Revival architecture|
|2||Pythian Castle (Arcata, California)||1885 built
|1100 H St.
||Arcata, California||Queen Anne architecture|
|3||Pythias Lodge Building (San Diego, California)||1911 built
|211 E St. and 870 3rd Ave.
||San Diego, California||Beaux Arts architecture|
|3.5||Pythian Building (Middletown, Connecticut)||c.1874 built
1983 NRHP CP-listed
|360 Main St.
||Middletown, Connecticut||A contributing property of the NRHP-listed Main Street Historic District (Middletown, Connecticut). Includes Ford News, local landmark|
|4||Knights of Pythias Lodge Hall (Weiser, Idaho)||1904 built
|30 E. Idaho St.
|5||Knights of Pythias Building and Theatre||1899 built
|215 N. Broadway
||Greensburg, Indiana||Early Commercial architecture, Italianate architecture|
|6||Knights of Pythias / Tyner Building||1900 built
|204-210 W. Main St.||Hartford City, Indiana||Included in Hartford City Courthouse Square Historic District. Queen Anne architecture and other. The Hartford City Times operated from the 210 W. Main address during the early 1900s. For a brief "turbulent" period during the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan had an office in this building.|
|7||Knights of Pythias Lodge (South Bend, Indiana)||1922 built
|224 W. Jefferson
||South Bend, Indiana||Chicago architecture, Classical Revival architecture|
|8||Knights of Pythias Temple (Louisville, Kentucky)||1914 built
|928–932 W. Chestnut St.
||Louisville, Kentucky||Building has also served as a YMCA building.|
|9||Pythian Opera House||1894 built
|Boothbay Harbor, Maine||Queen Anne architecture|
|10||Pythian Home of Missouri||1913 built
|1451 E. Pythian Street
||Springfield, Missouri||Built in 1913 of "Carthage Stone", a hard limestone from the Ozarks, as an orphanage and retirement home. Commandeered in 1942 for use by the U.S. military, and used as an Enlisted Men's Service Club. Then German and Italian prisoners-of-war were held there, still during World War II. The listing was announced as the featured listing in the National Park Service's weekly list of October 16, 2009. Also known as Pythian Castle|
|11||Knights of Pythias Building (Virginia City, Nevada)||1876 built
1966 NRHP cp-listed
|B Street, btwn Union & Sutton Sts.||Virginia City, Nevada||Contributing property in Virginia City Historic District.|
|12||Pythian Temple (New York City)||1927 built
1986 converted to residential
|135 West 70th Street||New York, New York||Built in 1927 to serve as a meeting place for the 120 Pythian lodges of New York City; used in other ways; converted to coop residences in 1986.|
|13||Pythian Temple and James Pythian Theater||1925 built
|861-867 Mt. Vernon Ave.
||Columbus, Ohio||Colonial Revival architecture|
|14||Pythian Castle (Toledo, Ohio)||1890 built
|801 Jefferson Ave.
||Toledo, Ohio||Romanesque architecture|
|15||Knights of Pythias Pavilion||1897 built
||Franklin, Tennessee||Classical Revival architecture|
|16||Knights of Pythias Building (Fort Worth, Texas)||1901 built
|315 Main St.
||Fort Worth, Texas||Medieval architecture, built on site of 1881 building, the first-built Pythian Castle also known as Pythian Castle Hall|
|17||Pythian Home||1909 built ||1825 E Bankhead Dr.
|Weatherford, Texas||Medieval architecture|
|18||Pythian Castle (Portsmouth, Virginia)||1897-98 built
|610-612 Court St.
||Portsmouth, Virginia||Romanesque Revival architecture|
|19||Pythian Temple (Tacoma, Washington)||1906 built
||Tacoma, Washington||Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals architecture, Second Renaissance Revival architecture|
|20||Pythian Castle Lodge||1927 built
|1925 W. National Ave.
||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||Mission/Spanish Revival architecture, Spanish Colonial Revival architecture|
|21||Pythian Castle (Circleville, Ohio)||???? built
|118 N Court St.
||Circleville, Ohio||Medieval architecture|
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Dale, p. 115.
- A History of Blackford County...., pp. 25–26
- Tamara Finocchiaro, Chad Jackson, and Roger Maserang, Tamara (August 12, 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Pythian Home of Missouri / Pythian Castle / O'Reilly Service Club / Building #501-U.S. Dept. of Army" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved October 17, 2009. (51 pages, with 5 figures and 14 photos)
- "Announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places". Weekly Listings. National Park Service. October 16, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
- "Weekly List Actions". National Park Service. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
- "Pythian Home". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
- Media related to Knights of Pythias at Wikimedia Commons