Ice and fire: 10 years since historic blaze that destroyed Masonic Hall

Posted Jan. 31, 2014, at 12 p.m.

A decade ago, on January 15, 2004 a fire burned Bangor’s historic 1870 Masonic Hall building on Main Street to the ground. No one lived in the building, but three businesses were destroyed.

Bangor Daily News photographers Stephen M. Katz, John Clarke Russ, and Kevin Bennett photographed the fire and followed the clean-up days later. The following images are from the BDN staff’s coverage.