The International Order of Odd Fellows was one of the many secret fraternal organizations popular in 19th-century America.
These organizations engaged in a variety of social and charitable activities. They also offered “fraternal insurance” programs to assist members and their families in case of an illness or death. The Odd Fellows Hall is a good example of Richardsonian Romanesque commercial architecture. A variety of brick patterns give the facade a textured look.
Look for the inscriptions “I.O.O.F.” and “1891” in the elevated center portion of the parapet. Also note the carving of the all-seeing eye, an Odd Fellows symbol, above the main entry.
1891, architect George F. Costerisan.
Located at 26 West Market Street in Salt Lake.