Keokuk City Hall Moves Into New Temporary Location

Keokuk’s City Leaders have found a new temporary home, following the fire that caused “catastrophic” damage to the city hall building overnight Tuesday.

Keokuk City Administrator Cole O’Donnell says they’ve set up on the third floor of the nearby Pilot Grove Savings Bank.

“They graciously have offered that up to let us begin getting set up there,” O’Donnell says. “We’ll probably have to work out a short-term lease because we’re not moving back into this building anytime soon.”

O’Donnell says nearly the entire first floor of the city hall building was destroyed, and there is extensive smoke, fire, and water damage throughout the entire structure. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Thursday night’s city council meeting will be held as scheduled in the school board chambers.