Grand Forks Masonic Temple Gone

Issue 7 and Volume 51.

Grand Forks Masonic Temple Gone Although not a serious fire from a financial standpoint, the burning of the handsome Masonic Temple at Grand Forks. N. D., was a great loss to the city and the large number of members of the order. The report of Chief A. H. Runge to Fire and Water Engineering fully describes the difficulties the firemen experienced in reaching the fire at the start, and it was this delay that caused the destruction of the building. The report says: The members of the lodge noticed smoke coming out of the ventilator in the lodge room of the second floor and the odor of tar and rosin. Investigation proved that the employes of A. B. Rheinharts hardware store were careless in removing its sweepings, while in the rear was stored the oils, and directly underneath a large quantity of building and roofing paper was kept. When not…

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