The old Herdegen-Brieske Funeral Home that sits at the Lincoln, Southport and Wellington intersection may soon become a home for the living instead of one for the dead. Developer David Trandel wants to preserve the building's ornate terra cotta facade, but gut the building out to make way for new apartments and retail, the Sun-Times reports. Originally built in 1912, the building has operated as a funeral home since the mid-'80s. The building was sold recently, and new retail and apartments are planned for the former funeral home. According to the developer, would-be tenants can expect to shell out about $2,500 per month for a one bedroom to $3,300 per month for a two bedroom unit.
·Dying for an apartment in Lake View? Developer of old funeral home hopes so [Sun-Times]
·Developer aims to convert funeral home to retail, apartments [Crain's]
·On Death Row in Lake View: Gothic-Styled Herdegen-Brieske Funeral Home (Updated) [Chicago Patterns]