Not So Creepy El Paso Spots That Were Once Funeral Homes
The art gallery turned clinic, school and restaurant you're chilling at each have a dark past.
My uncle was a mortician. My cousin and I, having pretty much grown up in funeral homes, opted out of full-blown careers in the funeral biz. We did work in homes though.
While none of the homes we were involved with were of the Hollywood, "Phantasm" sort, some of them were creepier than others. Of the homes we knew well, some are no longer used in that manner.
Some that we spent a lot of time in were Harding, Orr and McDaniel homes, two of which were located near Downtown. One was in a very old building, adjacent to a very old church, diagonally, (sort of), across from the courthouse. I'm not sure what it is now.
The other was at 320 Montana. I think that one really was haunted. By long dead folks who died on the grounds or lost spirits who just remember it as their last stop, I don't know. Something was going on in that one though. It's an Idea School now.
My grandfather once worked for Kastor, Maxon and Futrell so, I was in and out of their northeast and downtown locations quite a bit.
No noteworthy stories to tell from either of those two but the one at 800 Mesa went from funeral home to art gallery to Texas Tech medical facility.
This last one, I had no personal experience with.
I don't even remember the exact name of it but it was located at Trans Mountain and Doniphan and is now a restaurant.
I mentioned Phantasm earlier because that movie was set in a funeral home. If you want to up your spooky game a little with some other funeral home based movies, try some of these.