Jordan Block fire photos: Before and AfterMarch 16, 2018 What Jordan Block looked like before, during, and after the 1998 fire. The Jordan block shown around 1980.Jordan Hardware and Riverfront Video in the 1980sFirefighters from Ottawa, La Salle, Grand Ridge, Marseilles, Naplate and Streator and Ottawa Fire Rescue worked throughout the day March 18, 1998, to control the fire. Firefighters sit on a hose to help support and brace the firefighter manning the hose. A Grand Ridge firefighter works to extinguish the blaze on the Lincoln Place side of Taco Bell.Firefighters battle the Jordan block blaze in the 1998 file photo.Firefighters on the roof of Taco Bell during the Jordan block fire on March 18, 1998.Ottawa firefighter Steve Haywood salvaged various items from Fourth and Goal the morning of the fire in this 1998 file photo. Firefighters shown during the March 1998 fire in the Jordan block.A firefighter keeps his hose on the what remains of the Jordan block in this 1998 photo. A Grand Ridge firefighter sits while hosing down Jordan Hardware in this 1998 file photo.Firefighters battle the Jordan block blaze from above and below in March 1998.Firefighters extinguish the blaze at Jordan Hardware in 1998.Black smoke billows above as firefighters fight the Jordan block blaze in March 1998.The front page of The Ottawa Daily Times on March 18, 1998.The front page on March 30, 1998.A section front on March 23, 1998, about the Jordan family. An April 6, 1998 section front about the Jordan family.Members of the American Red Cross offer coffee and doughnuts to a firefighter in this 1998 file photo. The Salvation Army and Red Cross were on hand throughout the day supplying food and drinks to emergency personnel.A fire-damaged Jordan Hardware sign remained following the 1998 fire.With fire still smoldering, Ottawa Fire Department Lt. Michael Hanson surveys the damage inside Jordan Hardware a few days after the fire in this 1998 file photo.The damage is surveyed following the 1998 fire in the Jordan block.The Jordan Hardware building was demolished shortly after the fire in 1998. The building was built in 1857.Leslie Pandolfi, a 7-year-old niece of Jordan owners, Dan and Cathy Kain, takes photos of the demolition in this March 30, 1998, photo.A firefighter inspects a building on the Jordan block.A building on the Jordan block, which housed Jimmy John's at the time of the fire, prior to its demolition in 2006.A picture of the Jordan block prior to demolition in 2006.The Jordan block in June 2004.The first of the long vacant buildings in the 100 block of West Main Street — commonly known as the Jordan block — comes down in this 2006 file photo.The final building of the Jordan block is slowly demolished in December 2006. The Rally Time Sports Cards sign dangles from the building.An aerial view of the 2012 Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine and Jazz Fest. The wine fest, as well as other events and festivals, have been on the Jordan block in recent years. A woman pushes her child in a stroller past the Jordan block at La Salle and Main streets in downtown Ottawa in this 2007 file photo. A view of the Jordan block today.