The funeral home remained in its original location on Main Street until 1938. Edmund Ebensberger had bought the old Becker Hotel on E. Rosewood several years before. The Becker Hotel had been part of an earlier time when Boerne was a health mecca for patients with lung diseases and the train brought loads of patients to town. That time had now passed and the hotel had closed. Edmund had the Becker Hotel razed and built the present funeral home at 111 Rosewood Avenue in 1937 using wood from the hotel. The funeral home is one of two Art Deco buildings in Boerne. Funeral business started taking place in its new and current location in 1938, mere feet from its previous location.
The funeral home itself was an Art Deco style of architecture, very popular in the 1940s and 1950s but quite rare in Boerne. (There is only one other Art Deco building in Boerne and it was built by Pat Ebensberger.) The floor plan of the funeral home has not changed since it was built, which is a testament to the excellent planning for the needs of the community that went into it. The only changes to the building are to the garage and the addition of the front canopy. The building also had an interesting central cooling system before air conditioning systems were used which involved a big fan that would circulate the air like a big suction machine, in one area and out another. Major renovations were completed in 2009 by the Fishers while staying true to the original structure and maintaining its architectural integrity. Jo Lynn Fisher's proudest feat was being able to restore the original long leaf heart pine floors which are now only available through reclaiming. At the same time, technology was introduced to the building and the business.
Not only was the funeral home an historic building, but it also housed the oldest, continuous business in Boerne.
Because Boerne outgrew us, we built a new state-of-the-art funeral home with a crematory on site in 2022. Whereas the old Rosewood funeral home was 2860 sq. ft., the new one is over 12,500 square feet with an outdoor courtyard and room for receptions. Please bear with us as we are still waiting on our signage and courtyard furniture.
Stop by and take a tour of our new facilities, meet with one of our experienced professionals, and see for yourself why we take such pride in our beautiful and unique accommodations.
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