Welcome to Magnolia Cemetery of Houston
Located West of Downtown Houston, TX
Magnolia Cemetery is a historic cemetery located west of downtown Houston, Texas. A place of historic significance in Houston, and it remains a final resting place to the many of Houston's wealthiest families. Among the dead: members of the Bammel, Wortham, and Halliburton families along with civil war soldiers. The Magnolia Cemetery of Houston has been in existence since 1884. Some say this cemetery is cursed.
On March 25, 2014, a five-alarm, windswept fire that destroyed a $50 million luxury apartment building under construction in Houston may have been sparked by a welder, a fire department official said. "There was a report of a couple of guys working on the roof doing welding," said Houston Fire Department Deputy Chief Greg Lewis. "When our units arrived, there was a small fire and construction workers were attempting to put it out. There was sustained wind of 15 to 20 miles an hour, and it was a wind-driven fire." Soon after firefighters arrival, construction workers were fighting to get out alive.
The complex is adjacent to the historic Magnolia Cemetery, one of the oldest in Houston. The development being built just feet away from an old cemetery has brought its share of controversy.
Was the fire paranormal?
“The dead are NOT good neighbors!” - Trisha Keel
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