Keokuk, IA Masonic Temple Fire, Jan 1912

Ruins of the Masonic Temple

MASONS LOSE HOME.

TEMPLE AT KEOKUK TOTALLY DESTROYED BY FIRE YESTERDAY.

Keokuk, Jan. 13. -- The Masonic temple building here was destroyed by fire of unknown origin yesterday. It contained the Dodge theatre and offices of the Standard Oil Company. The loss is estimated at $40,000, most of which is covered by insurance.
The firemen were handicaped in their efforts by the intense cold, the temperature being 20 below zero at the time.

Oelwein Daily Register Iowa 1912-01-15