Magnolia House in Mineola Ravaged by Fire


In the early morning hours of November, 25, 2009, the Magnolia House in Mineola burned. The 100+ year old landmark appears to be a total structural loss.

This is actually the second time this house has burned. Hopefully it can be rebuilt and will continue to stand as a landmark for the next hundred years. If not, we urge the city and the people of Mineola to do whatever is needed to preserve the two huge, 115-120 year-old Magnolia trees that gave the house its name. These trees are believed to be some of, if not the, largest Magnolia trees in existence. It would be a shame for the trees to be removed for any reason at all.

The house was unoccupied and nobody is known to have been injured in the fire.

Related link and more on the history of the Magnolia House: Magnolia House Restaurant
Photos: NealDuncan.com

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