Harrisburg Telegraph 6/7/1946 Temple Music Fire
'Music Temple' Swept By Fire Conneaut Lake. June 7. (JP). ine $au,uuu "Temple of Music" at Conneaut Lake Park where thousands enjoyed concerts and shows in past years was de stroyed yesterday by fire. The cause of the blaze in the 60 - foot high structure was un known. Lee S. Barnes, of Meadville, former director of a festival chorus chorus which at one time entertained in the temple, said the building was erected a quarter - century ago. In recent years little use has been made of it although occasional conventions and boxing shows were held there prior to the war. The temple had a seating capacity of 2400. Conneaut Lake volunteer firemen firemen responded to the alarm but the fire spread so rapidly through the wood and stucco building that it was in ruins within two hours.