Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Knights of Pythias Castle

This building was erected by the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal organization and secret society. It was designed to look like a castle and serve as their headquarters and meeting place.

Following the decline in membership of such organizations, the building was sold to various local companies. The Castle (aka The Beaux Arts/aka Carter Carburetor/ACF Administration Building) has an indoor parking garage, which is partially in use, however the main upper portions of the building remain unused as they have been for some time. Efforts have been made recently to secure and renovate the building.

Update-July 2011: This building is currently undergoing significant renovation.

Update-2012: This building has been completely renovated. It is now home to the Grand Center Arts Academy.

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