An Airbnb may rise from old LaVilla funeral home
Downtown Jacksonville is reclaiming its spirited past.
The new owner of 525 W. Beaver St., believed to have been Florida’s first funeral home, proposes to transform it into The Raven, a nod to 19th century mystery and macabre poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe.
Eric Adler, owner of Silver Street Management, wants to convert the building into a long-term residential and Airbnb rental property as well as transform the former hearse garage into a retail opportunity.
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