Evanston firefighters battle early morning blaze

March 16, 2011 2:06:27 PM PDT
Investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire at a historic building in Chicago's north suburbs.

It started just before midnight near Oak Avenue and Grove Street in Evanston.

The building was under renovation and The Chicago Tribune reports it was slated to become a clock and stained glass museum.

Firefighters spent an hour trying to put out the flames.

The damage is estimated at $800,000.

No one was hurt.

The building was once home to the Catholic Women's Club of Evanston.

The home's owner says he is going ahead with plans to build the museum.