Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home - Sparta, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger
N 43° 56.760 W 090° 48.679
15T E 675636 N 4868203
Quick Description: Placed on the Nation Register of Historic Places in 1992, the business has stayed in the family since 1932.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2016 11:08:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMRZ6M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
In 1932, Maurice James Lanham built this mortuary and parlor just to the rear of Letson furniture store, the biggest furniture store in Sparta, WI at the time. Lanham had purchased the furniture store in 1925 from S.C. Letson. In the early 1930's the furniture store was destroyed by fire and Lanham replaced it with the funeral home. The name change took place in 1958 and an addition was added to the original building in 1981. The building itself is considered Art Moderne design. The architect was Otto Merman.

The funeral home itself is a full service funeral home offering cremation and burial services. They have a visitation/service chapel, family room, ADA restrooms, kitchenette, and a fellowship hall for receptions.

This funeral home is a family owned business and is the longest running business in Sparta, WI in operation since 1932.
Crematory: yes

Cemetery: no

Chapels: 1 chapel, 1 Family Room

Address of Funeral Home:
106 W Franklin St
Sparta, WI USA

Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please post a clear photo of the actual sign with the name of the Funeral Home on it.

To honor and respect and privacy of these facilities, NO photos of the inside structures or any funeral activity at these facilities. NO photos of employees or clients. Thanks
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