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Rex will maintain tradition, do toast at 2525 St. Charles location

The King of Carnival will continue its longtime tradition, despite the fire that severely damaged the home.

NEW ORLEANS — Rex will once again make a ceremonial toast at 2525 St. Charles Avenue on Mardi Gras Day despite a 7-alarm fire that severely damaged the Montgomery-Grace home Wednesday.

The Rex organization made the announcement Thursday afternoon.

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"While this fabled home at 2525 St. Charles Avenue is no longer standing, the Rex Organization holds steadfast to the lore and legacy of its many Carnival traditions," read a statement from the organization. "Therefore, despite yesterday's misfortune, Rex's ceremony of stopping to toast his loyal subjects at 2525 St. Charles Avenue will continue as always this Mardi Gras 2019.

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The organization said it extends its deepest sympathies to the Montgomery, Grace and Kock families, for the loss of their home.

The massive fire engulfed the mansion that has been home to a handful of people who have been named Rex.