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Fire destroys Odeon nightclub in Clinton, Iowa

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The Odeon bar in Clinton, Iowa was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. (Facebook photo) The Odeon bar in Clinton, Iowa was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. (Facebook photo)
Clinton firefighters responded around 2:45 AM.  The Odeon building was destroyed. (photo by Cody Bingham) Clinton firefighters responded around 2:45 AM. The Odeon building was destroyed. (photo by Cody Bingham)
photo by Lindsay Thompson photo by Lindsay Thompson
This daytime photo shows the destruction the Sunday morning fire caused to the Odeon. (photo by Mary Bertrand) This daytime photo shows the destruction the Sunday morning fire caused to the Odeon. (photo by Mary Bertrand)
Photo by Dave Foster Photo by Dave Foster
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CLINTON, Iowa – The Odeon bar at 80 25th Ave. North was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.

Flames broke out around 2:00 AM and quickly consumed the building.  The Clinton Fire Department was still putting out hot spots at 7 AM, and one firefighter said a crew will probably need to remain at the scene for most of the day.

KWQC viewers say Odeon over the years was a popular location for bowling, wedding receptions and other events. 

"This breaks my heart, that place was so full of history," Jessica Tiesman Determan posted on Facebook. "I had many great memories there."

Laura Liegois posted that she "lived in Clinton for 10 years and had many Christmas parties [at Odeon] for work.  Sorry for the loss."

"How sad," posted Cheryl Young-Berry.  "I remember bowling there."

The Odeon is believed to have been built around the time of the Civil War.  A Facebook page entitled "Old Clinton Pictures" shows what is said to be a photo of Civil War veterans posing in front of the building in 1865. 

Firefighters say there are no reports of injuries from the fire, and they do not yet know what started it.

 

 

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