Fire in Jewish Tabernacle - 1910
Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 3/30/2017 at 17:12:50
The Clinton Mirror
W. D. Eaton, Editor
Clinton, Iowa, (Lyons Post Office,) January 8, 1910
Fire that broke out at Des Moines in the old Jewish tabernacle at East Fifth Street and Grand Avenue, used as a mill for a time, threatened to destroy an entire block of buildings. The tabernacle and a few other buildings were burned, causing a loss of $60,000. Thirty men were overcome in one house, nut were rescued by companions.
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