Knights of Pythias Temple (also known as the Union Bankers Building)2551 Elm Street
From 1916 to 1939, the Knights of Pythias Temple served as the social, professional, and cultural center of the city's African-American community. The temple hosted lectures, meetings, conventions, and dances, as well as housed the offices of African-American professionals in the area. Built in the eclectic Beaux-arts style, it was designed by Dallas' first African-American architect, William Sidney Pittman, and stands as one of the few remaining non-religious structures in Dallas that was designed by an African-American architect.
Designations: Dallas LandmarkFurther Research:Knights of Pythias/Union Bankers Building Landmark Nomination Form