Since Erin and Jim Ghedi purchased the Magnolia Hotel, I’ve had the pleasure of watching them restore the once-abandoned, dilapidated building.

The pair have spent countless hours pulling up old boards, replacing them with new ones, shoring up walls, finding hidden doorways, unearthing an Indian raid shelter and discovering mounds of artifacts of days long forgotten.

Felicia Frazar is the managing editor of the Seguin Gazette. Her column runs every other week. You can e-mail her at felicia.frazar@seguingazette.com .

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