Mason City, IA High School Building Fire, Jun 1911

Mason City, IA High School 1906 Mason City, IA High School 1907

$80,000 FIRE IN MASON CITY HIGH SCHOOL

WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

Fine Large Structure Completely Destroyed by Flames This Morning -- Was Insured for $60,000 -- Loss is $80,000.

Mason City, June 16. -- Fire from a lightning bold destroy the $80,000 high school building here this morning, with a loss of $75,000. The building was insured for $68,000, $18,000 of which had been but recently taken out and added to what insurance was previously on the building. The building was one of the finest of its kind in the state. In addition to the building, the large library and laboratory equipment was destroyed.

The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, IA 16 Jun 1911