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A fire in February severely damaged the two-story brick building at 415 Blondeau Street that housed Keokuk’s City Hall. After several months of searching, it appears the city has found a new home for city government.

Mark Bousselot / City of Keokuk

Crews have spent hours removing hundreds of thousands of old documents from Keokuk’s City Hall following the fire that severely damaged the two-story brick building. That process is leading to the discovery of some forgotten pieces of city history.

Jason Parrott / TSPR

The insurance settlement for the city of Keokuk following last month's fire at City Hall will not be quite as high as some anticipated. That's because the two-story brick building at 415 Blondeau Street is not considered a "total loss."

City Administrator Cole O’Donnell said Keokuk will ramp up discussions about the future of City Hall as soon as it receives the financial settlement from its insurance provider following last week's fire. He is confident the discussions will not include two particular properties: the former Roquette America office building and the entertainment barge.

Jason Parrott / TSPR

Firefighters had to deal with freezing rain and frozen ground while battling the blaze that broke out at Keokuk City Hall on Tuesday night. And while the fire took a heavy toll on the two-story brick building at 415 Blondeau Street, not everything was lost.