Fire guts historic Eagan Town Hall

7:29 AM, Sep 10, 2013   |    comments
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EAGAN, Minn. - Hundreds of historical artifacts in the city of Eagan are being assessed after a Sunday morning fire that gutted the city's 100-year old historic town hall building.

"We're not sure what can be salvaged yet," said city spokesperson Joanna Foote. "It's just very sad."

The fire is being called "suspicious" and an investigation into how it started is being conducted. The building contained items from the turn of the century that can't be replaced.

"I'm thankful for the fire fighters that did what they could to get as many artifacts out," said Foote. "There are hundreds of photos, newspaper clippings, and old items that speak to a simpler time."

The town hall has been a city-run museum since the 1990's.

"History is contained in there. Hopefully we can recover most of it."

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