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Knights of Pythias Building, 101 Valencia Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



B&W Photos

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North And West Elevations, With Gymnasium Visible To Left And Warehouses To Right Of Main Building.

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West (valencia Street) Elevation.

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South Elevation; Warehouse Wall In Foreground.

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East And North Elevations, With Gymnasium At Center And Warehouses Behind, At Far Left.

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North (mccoppin Street) Elevation.

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Perspective View Of Mccoppin Street Entrance And Cartouche Above.

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Cornice And Window Detail, Fourth Floor, West End Of North Elevation.

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Exterior Of Drill Hall Roof, Looking To Northwest.

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Chute From Sidewalk To Basement.

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Boiler Room, Basement.

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Lobby, Looking South From Mccoppin Street Entrance.

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Auditorium, Looking North-northeast From Stage.

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Stairway At South End Of Lobby.

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Stairway Detail At Second Floor.

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Third Floor Corridor, Showing Raised Floor In Two Interior Rooms

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Panelled Room On North Side Of Third Floor.

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Bathroom, Third Floor, Looking Southeast.

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Interior Window Detail, Northeast Corner Of Fourth Floor, Looking North.

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Drill Hall Ceiling, Fourth Floor.

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Perspective View Of The Knights Of Pythias Building, C

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Perspective View Of The Salvation Army Building, C

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Perspective View Of The Salvation Army Building, C

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Floor Plan Of Knights Of Pythias Building, Basement

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Floor Plan Of Knights Of Pythias Building, First Floor

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Floor Plan Of Knights Of Pythias Building, Second Floor

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Floor Plan Of Knights Of Pythias Building, Third Floor

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Floor Plan Of Knights Of Pythias Building, Fourth Floor

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Floor Plan Of Knights Of Pythias Building, Roof

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Elevation Of Knights Of Pythias Building, Valencia Street Elevation

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Elevation Of Knights Of Pythias Building, Hermann Street (mccoppin Street) Elevation

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Section Of Knights Of Pythias Building, Longitudinal Section

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Section Of Knights Of Pythias Building, Cross Section

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Column Schedule Of Knights Of Pythias Building


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Item Title


Location
101 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2404
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N267).
Building/structure dates: 1911 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1928 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1996 demolished
Significance: The Knights of Pythias Building is a notable and rare surviving example in San Francisco of an early 20th-century building exclusively for a fraternal organization. In a city where many upper class social clubs and several commercial halls survive, this represents the social middle ground. As the Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias from 1911 to 1920, it is associated with one of a number of fraternal organizations which played a particularly important role in American social life before World War I. As a regional and local headquarters of the Salvation Army from 1920 to 1989, it is associated with one of the primary social aid organizations in America, beginning in a period before substantial government involvement in social problems.

Related Names
Paff, Charles Peter
Bauer, John
Coulter, Norman R.
Inwood, R. F.
Stone, Douglas D.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS, WITH GYMNASIUM VISIBLE TO LEFT AND WAREHOUSES TO RIGHT OF MAIN BUILDING.
2. WEST (VALENCIA STREET) ELEVATION.
3. SOUTH ELEVATION; WAREHOUSE WALL IN FOREGROUND.
4. EAST AND NORTH ELEVATIONS, WITH GYMNASIUM AT CENTER AND WAREHOUSES BEHIND, AT FAR LEFT.
5. NORTH (McCOPPIN STREET) ELEVATION.
6. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF McCOPPIN STREET ENTRANCE AND CARTOUCHE ABOVE.
7. CORNICE AND WINDOW DETAIL, FOURTH FLOOR, WEST END OF NORTH ELEVATION.
8. EXTERIOR OF DRILL HALL ROOF, LOOKING TO NORTHWEST.
9. CHUTE FROM SIDEWALK TO BASEMENT.
10. BOILER ROOM, BASEMENT.
11. LOBBY, LOOKING SOUTH FROM McCOPPIN STREET ENTRANCE.
12. AUDITORIUM, LOOKING NORTH-NORTHEAST FROM STAGE.
13. STAIRWAY AT SOUTH END OF LOBBY.
14. STAIRWAY DETAIL AT SECOND FLOOR.
15. THIRD FLOOR CORRIDOR, SHOWING RAISED FLOOR IN TWO INTERIOR ROOMS. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
16. PANELLED ROOM ON NORTH SIDE OF THIRD FLOOR.
17. BATHROOM, THIRD FLOOR, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
18. INTERIOR WINDOW DETAIL, NORTHEAST CORNER OF FOURTH FLOOR, LOOKING NORTH.
19. DRILL HALL CEILING, FOURTH FLOOR.
20. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING, c. 1912. Gabriel Moulin, photographer.
21. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE SALVATION ARMY BUILDING, c. 1921. Photographer unknown.
22. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE SALVATION ARMY BUILDING, c. 1930. From the photo morgue of the San Francisco News-Call-Bulletin.
23. FLOOR PLAN OF KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING, BASEMENT. SHEET 1 OF 11.
24. FLOOR PLAN OF KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR. SHEET 2 OF 11.
25. FLOOR PLAN OF KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR. SHEET 3 OF 11.
26. FLOOR PLAN OF KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR. SHEET 4 OF 11.
27. FLOOR PLAN OF KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING, FOURTH FLOOR. SHEET 5 OF 11.
28. FLOOR PLAN OF KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING, ROOF. SHEET 6 OF 11.
29. ELEVATION OF KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING, VALENCIA STREET ELEVATION. SHEET 7 OF 11.
30. ELEVATION OF KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING, HERMANN STREET (McCOPPIN STREET) ELEVATION. SHEET 8 OF 11.
31. SECTION OF KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING, LONGITUDINAL SECTION. SHEET 9 OF 11.
32. SECTION OF KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING, CROSS SECTION. SHEET 10 OF 11.
33. COLUMN SCHEDULE OF KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING. SHEET 11 OF 11.


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