Located at 416 21st Street East, The Odd Fellow’s Temple was officially designated heritage property on April 18, 1983.
The creation of the building reflected the need for a centre for social functions in Saskatoon. The solution to this was the building of the Odd Fellows Temple, commissioned by the Saskatoon Lodge #29, which had been formed in 1903 and the North Star Lodge #67, formed seven years later.
Designed by Architect Walter W. LaChance, the building has one of the most elaborate Classically-inspired facades, a delight in terracotta relief. An embellished pediment bears the letter “I.O.O.F.” high above the building. Rosettes decorate the edge of its cornice and the sculptured faces of muses serve as capitals above an effect of columns and fancy belt courses.
The building served as an Odd Fellows Temple until 1959, and with its functional lowest level, lent itself to multi-use. The Dominion Land Titles office was located there and it was also the site of Saskatoon’s first library from 1913 to 1923, with separate reading rooms for children and ladies.
In 1959, the Odd Fellows sold the building to the Saskatoon Labour Council. Since then, it has seen excellent re-use, associated with various office firms and the fine dining spot, Mykonos Restaurant.
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