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  • Resource Number: 110
  • Historic Building Name: Swan Funeral Home
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  • Address: 316 N. Tejon St.
  • Architectural Style: Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals/Mediterranean Revival
  • Year Built: Pre-1895
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    This building was the longtime site of the Swan Mortuary, one of the city's oldest funeral houses. Designed in the Mediterranean Revival style, it features a tiled roof and arcaded first story with arched windows and a central arched entrance that served as a pass-through for funeral vehicles.

    In 1895, a pair of two-story houses was located on this site. When the Swan family converted the property to a mortuary in 1919, one of the houses was incorporated into the funeral building, and a new unifying front was added. The roof of the old house is still visible on the north. In 1932 a new chapel was added to the south.

    The Swan Funeral Home remained in this building until its 1970 merger with Law Mortuary and their subsequent relocation to a building on North Cascade Avenue. The architects for this building are unknown. Locally significant.


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