Toledo, OH Masonic Temple Fire, Feb 1901

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Toledo, Feb. 5. -- The Masonic temple went up in flames. Total loss about $150,000, of which $50,000 is on the building. The temple contained the lodge rooms of the Ancient Scottish Rite, two chapters, two commanderies Knights Templar, three blue lodges, the nobles of the Mystic Shrine, as well as the headquarters of the Northwestern Ohio Masonic Relief association and the rooms of the Masonic club, the furnishings of the latter estimated at $5,000. The Masonic records, regalia and paraphernalia were all lost. Armstrong & Company's wholesale and retail grocery on the ground floor, Miss Hauck's millinery establishment and one or two smaller shops were gutted.

Newark Daily Advocate Ohio 1901-02-05