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As Ray Brandes and Milford Donaldson write in the building's nomination to the National Register of Historic Places:
The presence of this structure represents the permanent home of an organization of strength during a time of trial in American social and economic history. This home presents a visual image of the role that a ceremonial/philanthropic organization can play toward aiding the poor and the down-and-out in times of distress. Here the San Diego Aerie Eagles Chapter No. 244 occupied and planned what they would do for the citizens of their community for 35 years. It lies a short distance east of the Gaslamp Quarter National Historic District, where the streetscape is made up of a variety of buildings, some of which themselves have fallen on hard times. The Eagles Hall, by its historical/architectural integrity, however, remains as an excellent example of the concept of American ingenuity in times of stress.
SourcesBrandes, Ray, and Milford Wayne Donaldson. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form: Eagles Hall." U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service. March 29, 1985. Accessed March 26, 2017. https://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/85002723.pdf.
San Diego, CA 92101
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