I'm intrigued by the old funeral home at the corner of Grand and Marshfield...1624 W Grand...erected in 1873, which means it was erected shortly after the fire.
old timers in the area claim the apartments on the upper floors were very elegant.
I've been in the funeral home structure and it's a very old old building with some remnants of its funeral home legacy still visible
I know that it is used by Esperanza Community Services, a school for the disabled and handicapped. Esperanza also occupies the one story @ 1620 W Grand, and the old school down the block @ 520 N Marshfield.
I was wondering if anyone had any info on this area and some history surrounding the old school and funeral home.
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/03/2010 10:11PM by captain54.