This building burned down by The Unnamed Girl in the beginning of Gone. This started sams Legacy as the fireman and as a prominent leader as he ran into the burning building to save the girl but did not succeed. This is known as the first big event to happen in Perdido Beach after the disappearance of the parents. The cause of the fire was the Unnamed girls mutation which lets her release fire from her hands. This building was in the town square and isn't really mentioned after this event in the series.