Odd Fellows Hall (Alexandria, Virginia)

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Odd Fellows Hall
OddFellowsHallAlexandria2009.jpg
The hall in 2009
Odd Fellows Hall (Alexandria, Virginia) is located in Alexandria Historical District
Odd Fellows Hall (Alexandria, Virginia)
Location411 S. Columbus St., Alexandria, Virginia
Coordinates38°48′11.3″N 77°2′57.24″W / 38.803139°N 77.0492333°W / 38.803139; -77.0492333Coordinates: 38°48′11.3″N 77°2′57.24″W / 38.803139°N 77.0492333°W / 38.803139; -77.0492333
ArchitectSeaton, George L.
Architectural styleSecond Empire
MPSAfrican American Historic Resources of Alexandria, Virginia MPS
NRHP reference #03001427[1]
VLR #100-5015-0005
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 16, 2004
Designated VLRSeptember 10, 2003[2]

Odd Fellows Hall is a historic Odd Fellows hall located at Alexandria, Virginia. It is a 2 1/2-story, brick building. It was built in 1864 as a one-story building, and expanded to its present size in 1870. African-American orders like the black Odd Fellows allowed blacks to socialize and put their skills to good use. In 1870, black builder and politician George Seaton was hired to build the Odd Fellows meeting hall in Alexandria, Virginia. For decades the building was used to house the group and many of the social gatherings of the African-American community. In the 1980s the building was converted into condominiums. It is a three-story brick building with decorative detailing and a slate mansard roof. The hall is currently a residential building.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
  3. ^ Elizabeth Calvit (August 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Odd Fellows Hall" (PDF). and Accompanying two photos

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