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Carondelet Park Grand Stand destroyed by fire

St. Louis firefighters dig through the rubble of a historic bandstand looking for hot spots after a fire destroyed the structure in Carondelet Park in St. Louis on June 7. The bandstand was built in 1898, and was fully involved when firefighters arrived.
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St. Louis firefighters dig through the rubble of a historic bandstand looking for hot spots after a fire destroyed the structure in Carondelet Park in St. Louis on June 7. The bandstand was built in 1898, and was fully involved when firefighters arrived.

The Carondelet Park Grand Stand burned to the ground today. A spokesman for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says it’s considered a total loss.

Built in 1898, the stand was used for Sunday concerts and rented out for picnics.

Firefighters got the call shortly after 2 p.m. There’s no word on the cause of the fire.


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Maria is the newscast, business and education editor for St. Louis Public Radio.