Pythian Home of Missouri
The Pythian Home is an historic, now privately owned house in Springfield, Missouri located directly west of Evangel University. It was built in 1913 and designed by architecture firm Smith, Rea, and Lovitt in the Late Gothic Revival style. Given its fortress-like appearance, it is also known as the "Pythian Castle." Its name is associated with the statewide charitable activities of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal order which originated in 1864. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. It is open for daily tours and can be rented out for events.
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