The brick I.O.O.F. Building was built in 1924 by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge #346. The door to the far right leads to the stairway to the second floor where the Odd Fellows held, and continue to hold, their meetings. The J.C. Penney Company leased the downstairs portion of the building in 1929 and occupied it for forty years until they relocated to the newly built Plaza Camino Real Shopping Mall in Carlsbad. Various businesses have occupied the downstairs space since that time, including an Amvets thrift store in the 1970s.
This sign has hung on the front of the building since at least the early 1950s, and probably much earlier than that.
Located downtown at 503 to 509 Mission Avenue (formerly Second Street).