Ribbon slicing at Mote-Morris household marks get started of new chapter

Distinguished guests gather on the newly rennovated porch for the grand re-opening of the Mote Morris House in Leesburg on Tuesday. [Cindy Peterson/Correspondent]

LEESBURG — The grand reopening of the Mote-Morris Residence, which was gutted by a 2018 hearth, was held on Tuesday morning.

The City of Leesburg hosted a ribbon chopping ceremony at the property, found downtown at 1195 W. Magnolia St.

“Currently is a celebration, but not just of this dwelling, but of a local community who honors its historical past and values the stories and sacrifices of people who have come ahead of them,” stated Sandi Moore, President and CEO of the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce. “This residence, like all of us listed here currently, has a tale, and now the fire and its restoration is just just one extra chapter.”

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