Magnolia Terrace Historical Bed and Breakfast sits on the corner of Railroad and Magnolia, in the town of Magnolia. I personally would think that a place called "Historical" and in a building that appears to be somewhat old would have some history associated with it. Seriously, even MDAH/HRI let me down here. It is right across the street from the Historic Depot, so you know there is a story here--and if anyone out there knows what it is, let me in on it.
I was actually doing some research, but never one to pass up an unusual building if I can help it. The "missing wall" is what caught my attention. Unfinished brick has a beauty all of its own, and all the more so when it looks like this. And while it is listed in about a thousand places (apparently, everyone and his or her dog now has a website listing tourist sites, restaurants, and lodging, although they all look the same--pulled out of the yellow pages), there is nothing I could locate anywhere about the actual building. I suppose a physical trip to the Archives would result in possible information, but the likelihood of that happening these days is pretty nonexistent unless I win a trip to Jackson for a couple of days.
Can you imagine getting up in the middle of the night and losing your way to the front balcony? This could be a serious error.
Was there a trolley in the town? The train take a little detour to turn around? Questions like this just need an answer.