|Dispatch photo contributed by Evelyn Konzel Cage.|
Other occupants of the building included the Pythian Temple, the Erie Construction Council, the Business Service Employees Union, Specialized Roofing Services and the Lester Zook Insurance Agency.
Residents of the Erie City Mission, which was located next door to the left of the Pythian building, were evacuated when the alarm sounded just before five a.m. It was reported that the Mission had fire and water damage, with three feet of water in the basement. The Erie City Mission later moved to French Street in Erie, PA.
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