Odd Fellows Building (Commerce Building)

One of downtown Raleigh's few remaining early twentieth-century skyscrapers, this ten-story building designed by the Atlanta architectural firm of G. Lloyd Preacher and Company is Raleigh's first 1920s tall office building. It is brick-veneered with classical detailing, some of which is glazed terra cotta. Dedicated in May 1924, this office building was constructed as a permanent temple for the Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. of North Carolina and as a rental facility, money from which was used to operate the lodge's orphanage.

Date: 1923-1924

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Odd Fellows Building, 2009

Odd Fellows Building, 2009

Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission. View File Details Page

Odd Fellows Building,1940

Odd Fellows Building,1940

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Odd Fellows Building, 1980

Odd Fellows Building, 1980

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Street Address:

19 West Hargett Street [map]

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RHDC, “Odd Fellows Building (Commerce Building),” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 26, 2017, http://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/81.
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