Tag: funeral buildings


SCI lists another iconic chapel for sale

Not so long ago we told you in this article about Service Corporation International (SCI) closing and selling the historic designated landmark H.M. Patterson & Son Chapel in Atlanta, Georgia.  That chapel had served for 91 years as the flagship chapel for H.M. Patterson in the Atlanta area. We recently learned that SCI has listed the 30,000 square foot historic Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home building at 1306 North Monroe Street in Spokane, Washington, for sale also.  The building dates […]


Thinking outside the box

Sometimes what seems like the obvious isn’t always the best.  Yesterday we wrote about trying to bring the volume of your services number to a larger number and how that could help by reducing your costs per service.  One way we suggested doing that was by an acquisition in the same geographic area of your existing firm. Another way to increase volume, without the costs and commitment of an acquisition, is by establishing a facility in another part of town […]


Netherlands Firm Designs Contemporary Funeral Home

In an article that appeared in FastCompany.com that you can read here, Dutch architectural firm HofmanDujardin, described what it believes may become the new wave of funeral home ceremony establishments.  The design, which has not been built, was inspired by their attendance at a death of a partner whose funeral was attended by the principals of the firm. One of the partners commented, “Barring a space funeral, I would much prefer being booted off this planet in this stunning setting […]