Listen — WDBC First Light: Fire Destroys Aurora Landmark

Masonic Temple/Aurora Historical Society Archives

Visit WDCB First Light’s site to listen to a segment on the now-destroyed Masonic Temple.

What had been a landmark in downtown Aurora for nearly 100 years is now little more than a vacant lot. A fire at the massive Masonic Temple burned for hours earlier this month; within days demolition crews razed the building. First Light host Brian O’Keefe stopped by the Aurora Historical Museum this week to talk with Executive Director John Jaros about the building and what its loss means for Aurora.

WDCB First Light
Fire gutted the Aurora Masonic Temple earlier this month, crews demolished the remains of the building just days after the fire. John Jaros/Aurora Historical Society