Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Casa Grande funeral home's blight, endangered status trouble

[Source: Harold Kitching, Casa Grande Dispatch] -- The old funeral home at Olive Avenue and Eighth Street has been the subject of city concern for years. As sure as the swallows return to Capistrano, some group in Casa Grande will again ask what can be done about the slowly disintegrating old stone funeral home at Olive Avenue and Eighth Street. Last year the building, constructed in 1927 of local fieldstone and now known as the Fisher Memorial Home, was one of three in Casa Grande that the Arizona Preservation Foundation placed on its most endangered list. The others are the train depot and the Meehan-Garr House on First Street, built in 1903 and also in an advanced state of disrepair. The Fisher Home, which with the Meehan-Garr House is on the National Register of Historic Places, has broken windows, rotting window and door frames, junk around the property and questions of general structural safety. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]