Mansion decked out for the holidays

November 8, 2013 

The McHenry Mansion Gift Store, at 924 15th St. in downtown Modesto, will have an open house featuring tea samplings, shopping and mansion tours from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The mansion, recently cleaned and restored after a fire in 2011, will be decked out for Christmas. Staff and volunteers cleared debris and destruction after the Dec. 6, 2011, blaze that started near a porch lighting fixture in the four-story, 10,000-square-foot house. Extensive restoration of the 130-year-old landmark included wallpaper from the original manufacturers down to the perfect red to reupholster the front parlor seats. For more information, call (209) 549-0428.

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