Documenting the American South


Going to the Show

Knights of Pythias Hall

202 North Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 1905* - unknown
Performance Types movies (2/10/1905*) , illustrated songs (2/16/1905*)
Racial Policy
DescriptionThe Jeff Davis Council of the Junior Order of the United American Mechanics appears to have used the Knights of Pythias hall for their meetings, a common arrangement at that time. On at least two occasions, movies were shown by the Jeff Davis Council to benefit their charity fund. These exhibitions were managed by Percy Wells.
NotesWells' wife Alice Fisher sang illustrated songs and danced for one of the exhibitions.
Building NotesThe Knights of Pythias hall that the Jeff Davis Council of the Jr OUAM was located on the third floor of the Murchison Bank Building at 202 North Front Street.
Associated Persons
Wells, Mrs. Alice Fisher singer (2/16/1905*)
Wells, Percy W. manager (2/10/1905*)
Associated Organizations
Jeff Davis Council No. 63 of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics unknown (2/10/1905*)

Newspaper Clippings

  1. Moving Picture Exhibition - Pythian Hall - charity
    Wilmington Star - 2/10/1905
    Tags: charity; manager
  2. Moving Pictures To-Night - illustrated song singers
    Wilmington Star - 2/16/1905
    Tags: charity; illustrated song; manager