Mississippi’s Most Expensive Mansion Burns Down in Massive Blaze

Sad to see the old classic homes disappear, many are truly irreplaceable.

What was once the most expensive home in Mississippi was lost to a fire this week, the largest blaze local firefighters say they’ve ever seen.

It’s a sad end for the historic home in Pass Christian, known locally as the Monroe house. The sprawling mansion was built in 1963 by J. Edgar Monroe, a New Orleans businessman.

The design of the grand estate along the Gulf of Mexico was inspired by the Monroe family’s summer home in Rhode Island. His Newport estate, named Rosecliff, was so fabulous it was featured in the 1974 film version of “The Great Gatsby.”

Source: Mississippi’s Most Expensive Mansion Burns Down—Called a ‘Total Loss’ | realtor.com®

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