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Housing the Dead

Do thoughts of mortality and real estate histories tickle your bones? If so, then this should be perfectly chilling: Many DC homes have hosted funerals. Prior to funeral houses being formally licensed in the 1930s, many funerals took place in people's homes so, "...if your house is more than 50 years old, it is most likely that many dead bodies have once been inside; people either died at home or their funeral took place in the living room." Think about that the next time you hear a strange bump in the night in your 1912 studio. [HHM]