Tuesday, June 09, 2009

PLNU Meiras Hall

From what I gather Madame Tingley's Theosophical Society included public buildings for the community and several private homes. The building in the above photo is called Meiras Hall and was the private residence of Albert G. Spaulding (the sporting goods tycoon). The Society's Academy Building and Temple of Peace once surrounded Meiras Hall and all 3 of these buildings were topped with these amethyst domes which were lighted at night and could be seen from downtown and offshore. Click here or here to see some old photos.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This building is substantially octagonal, and mostly wood construction. I visited there as a workman in th early eighties. They were philosophically (and for safety reasons) opposed to smoking anywhere within the building or its basement utility room.

Wed Jun 10, 01:50:00 PM PDT  

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