AKA: Independent Order of Odd Fellows Building, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures

Designers: Morgan, Walls and Clements, Architects (firm); Stiles Oliver Clements (architect); Octavius Weller Morgan Sr. (architect); John A. Walls (architect)

Dates: constructed 1924

Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA

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Building History

Los Angeles architecture firm, Morgan, Walls and Clements, designed several facilities for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) around Southern California. The Van Nuys building was designed to provide lodge meeting space and rental income from retail stores on its first floor; this configuration was common for fraternal organizations in the early 20th century. According to the Southwest Builder and Contractor, Morgan, Walls and Clements were to design a lodge and store building for the IOOF, to cost $310,000. (See Van Nuys IOOF Hall and Store Building, Southwest Builder and Contractor, 03/07/1924, p, 58, col. 2.)

PCAD id: 14105