London, ON Fire, Feb 1900
$200,000 Fire at London, Ontario.
LONDON, Ontario, Feb. 23--The Masonic Temple was destroyed by fire to-day. Nothing remains but the walls. The Great Northwestern Telegraph Office, Shea's wholesale liquor store, the head office of the Northern Life Assurance Company, Parke & Purdom, barristers; Roath Brothers, and C. F. Turner, brokers; F. H. Butler, broker; Keene Furniture Company, the Grand Opera House, R. G. Dun & Co., and the Dominion Loan and Savings Company's place are all in ruins. The Masonic Temple was the finest structure in the city. The loss will be in the neighborhood of $200,000. The fire is said to have originated on the stage of the opera house.
The New York Times, New York, NY 24 Feb 1900