Red Men Hall (Los Angeles)

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Redmen's Hall
Redmen’s Hall (San Pedro).jpg
The hall from Shepard Street
Location 543 Shepard Street, San Pedro,
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 33°42′24″N 118°17′20″W / 33.70667°N 118.28889°W / 33.70667; -118.28889Coordinates: 33°42′24″N 118°17′20″W / 33.70667°N 118.28889°W / 33.70667; -118.28889
Built 1915
Architectural style(s) American Craftsman
Governing body Private
Designated April 29, 2003[1]
Reference no. 751
Red Men Hall (Los Angeles) is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Red Men Hall (Los Angeles)
Location of Redmen's Hall in the Los Angeles metropolitan area

The Red Men Hall, listed as the Redmen's Hall, is a historic structure that houses a fraternal organization near the coast in the San Pedro community of Los Angeles, California.

Historic structure[edit]

Initially built as a library in 1915, the hall is a two-story American Craftsman style structure located on a hillside overlooking the Port of Los Angeles. The interior contains local wood paneling and exposed ceiling beams. The City designated the hall as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM #751) in 2003.

Fraternal organization[edit]

A local lodge of the Improved Order of Red Men, a fraternal organization which draws customs assumed to be used by Native American, has occupied the building for nearly all of its existence.[2] Sequoia Tribe No. 140 remains active in their "San Pedro Wigwam" although the national organization has dwindled in membership. [3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Los Angeles Department of City Planning (November 15, 2010). "Historic - Cultural Monuments (HCM) Listing: City Declared Monuments" (PDF). Los Angeles, CA: City of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  2. ^ Ed J. Cantwell, editor, The Postal Record (Washington, D.C.: National Association of Letter Carriers, January 1914; Republished by Google Books), p. 310, Volume XXVII, Number I.
  3. ^ Spwigwam.org: San Pedro Wigwam, Sequoia Tribe No. 140

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