Historic Winona…….

On fire this morning! This is the news that was on the front page of this morning’s Winona Daily News. So sad. A beautiful river town that has struggled to revitalize itself into a more vibrant downtown area that could better serve the needs/pleasures of today. Gorgeous architecture of a by-gone era…..pieces of history……eaten by a flaming monster that has no respect for such.         

We are all losers in this demise.

My thanks to  friend, Al Mueller at Muddy River Photography, for the awesome photos!!


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A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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26 Responses to Historic Winona…….

  1. JoAnn says:

    Abby’s old apartment is on the right. I am so, so glad she had moved on. Giving thanks that everyone is safe.

  2. mtetar says:

    Thanks for sharing D! My prayers are with everyone. Continue to Be a Blessing, Mtetar

  3. jennyklyon says:

    How sad-hope they rebuild and recover. Those are awesome photos btw, too bad it’s a tragedy.

  4. Beth Ann says:

    I saw this on the news. So sad. Such a lovely building and a huge loss.

  5. Jeanne says:

    How sad! We had not seen this in the news. I always thought Winona was a neat town. We are in Colorado and our news (sad news) is all flood.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Yes……your route, along with many others, has been impacted greatly. Such serious happenings these days. No lives lost in the Winona event…thankfully. Prayers for all those in CO. Be safe…….

  6. When I heard the news, I immediately emailed my oldest daughter as she attended college in Winona. One of her college roommates is originally from Winona and getting married there in a few weeks. Her caterer is housed in one of the buildings damaged by the fire.

    So sad to see this type of destruction in an historic downtown. Those are fantastic photos by your friend. Thank you for sharing these.

    It’s a blessing that no one was injured.

    • treadlemusic says:

      The caterer was only allowed back in to the building long enough to gather needed paperwork of upcoming commitments. It is weighing on her heavily. The occupants have had their businesses there for 10 to 20 years. The apartment renters (upstairs) were mostly students and lost heavily, also. The community help and support has been very typical of a close-knit small community. Aren’t small towns the best!!??

  7. Wow! that is really devastating. I am really sorry to hear that.
    I hope that there is some we can do to comfort them. My prayers to them!

  8. Oh, that’s so sad. I hate seeing heritage destroyed.

  9. Michele says:

    These events are always so sad. Having a firefighter husband we’ve seen more than our fair share of these sad stories.

    • treadlemusic says:

      The loss(es) happen so fast and leave a body in such shock at how life can turn in an instant. Thankfully, no lives were lost, thanks to the quick thinking and action of those in the apartments above the businesses.

  10. Gayle Ledyard says:

    Its always so sad to see our historic buildings damaged and destroyed. Our prayers go out to all.

  11. daniellajoe says:

    So sad ….what it is with all these fires?? Thank God everybody is safe…

    • treadlemusic says:

      Yes…….and the surrounding businesses and community members are helping out in such a wonderful manner! La Crosse (WI) has had several fires in recent weeks, too. I’m wondering if we won’t hear that a majority of them started with the old wiring.

  12. Sartenada says:

    Fires are sad thing. My home was burnt by a lighting when I was young. Only memories stay in my mind.

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