From funeral house to magnificence salon: a pair renovates the previous Piasecki funeral house | Enterprise

Mike added, “She’s been a very good sport.”

Mary, 56, has been a lifelong resident of Kenosha. Mike, 58, is from Fond du Lac who moved right here from Illinois in 1991. The 2 met on the now-defunct Midtown Lounge on 52nd Avenue and married in 1996.

Historical past of the constructing

The Herberts purchased the previous Piasecki Funeral House, which features a two-story home and a one-story addition, in December for $ 295,000.

The brick home as soon as housed a funeral director in an upstairs condo and the funeral chapel on the primary flooring.

“The oldest map I might discover was from 1880, and the home was there on the time,” Mike stated. “On a card from 1900, it was written ‘undertaker’ on the listing of homes. It has subsequently been a funeral house since not less than the early 1900s.

In response to Nancy Piasecki, proprietor and president of the household enterprise, the Piaseckis purchased the property within the early Forties, utilizing the primary flooring of the home for funeral providers and the higher flooring for places of work.

They moved the enterprise there from a location – established in 1931 – on Seventh Avenue, simply south of Washington Street, close to immediately’s TG restaurant and pub. In 1955, the Piaseckis constructed the one-story brick addition on the home on 52nd Avenue. The addition contained a second chapel and different funeral gear, corresponding to an embalming room and a coffin show room.

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