Although last used as a funeral home, the house was originally built as a private residence for a prominent physician and his family. The couple had eight children, three of whom tragically died young. They also raised his wife’s orphaned brother. Their daughters went on to marry wealthy district attorneys or state senators. One of his sons served as an officer in the Civil War. In 1859, after the physician’s death, the house was inherited by one of his sons. A few years later, in 1862, tragedy struck after a member of the family known for sleepwalking fell from the porch balcony becoming paralyzed. After the Civil War, the property was sold to a craftsman who operated a furniture store. Like the previous owner, a son inherited the home after his death.
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