A book published in 1870 featured this depiction of the old OddFellows Hall. It stood on the Northeast corner of Washington and Pennsylvania Streets. It cost $30,000 to construct in addition to the $17,000 for the real estate and “was planned by Francis Costigan and finished with a dome by D. A. Bohlen.” It was described as “…a sort of cross between a Gothic chapel and the Taj Mehal, but it is the most attractive building on Washington street for all that.” The ground floor rented to a bank and other businesses, the second story for offices and the third was used as the Odd Fellows Lodge.
Check out a fascinating tale involving the demolition of this building and the creation of the current one at 1 N. Pennsylvania Street.