PHOTOS: Neighbors stand in dismay as they watch historic home burn

PHOTOS: Neighbors stand in dismay as they watch historic home burn
Residents of the Garden District watch in shock as a historic home burns. (Source: Kenny Kuhn/ FOX 8)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -As a historic St. Charles Avenue home burns, neighbors in the Garden District have gathered in dismay as they watch flames erupt from the home.

Photos captured from the scene show the massive 6-alarm fire destroying the Montgomery-Grace home.

Six generations of the Downman-Kock-Montgomery-Grace family have made it their home during the past 100 years, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The-Times Picayune.

According to Your Carnival Authority Arthur Hardy, Rex royalty always stops in front of the home at 2525 St. Charles Avenue to toast former and present kings.

The Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office says the home at 2525 St. Charles Avenue is valued at $2.7 million.

According to report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, the home survived a fire in 2007.

Lightning struck the home, destroying the attic, and damaging the laundry room and play room.

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