Tuesday the 19th, This is the John B. Laneri House, I parked the truck at the side of the house and went to the front to take a Photo of the House. I saw a Historical marker on the front porch wall. Walking up the stairs out of the corner of my eye a big “No Trespassing” loomed. I thought well I will quickly snap a shot and be gone. I got caught, a guy was sitting at a desk inside, I motioned that I wanted to take a photo of the marker. He got up and came to the door and unlocked it. I was looking behind me for the quickest escape route. He opened the door and said would you like to come in for a tour? You bet I would. Went to the truck and told Neva that we were going on a tour of the house. Our tour guide Mike, gave us the very interesting tour. It is now a Law Firm of Candace Taylor. Thanks Mike, Very interesting and beautiful House.
All Photos, during the Cruisin of Historic Hemphill Street, were taken by Les Crocker on 5-27-14.
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Comment from reader Joe Meadows;
I’ve been going through all the photos you have from Hemphill St. The Reeves-Walker house at one time housed the Ray Crowder Funeral Home. I served my apprenticeship with the Robertson Mueller Harper Funeral Home on 8th. Ave who at that time was owned by Ray Crowder. I worked several funeral services in that building.
The main floor to the left of the entrance was the chapel. The main entrance led into the reception area. The second floor housed the arrangement office and casket selection room. At the back in the “solarium” was the business offices and the old kitchen was the embalming room. The basement housed the dispatch office when Ray Crowder ran the city wide ambulance service prior to the creation of EMS.