Christian Bear Sr., a German joiner, cabinetmaker, and miller, settled here c. 1805 and operated a mill and a funeral home that is still operated by the Bear family. On the original mill site behind the funeral home stands a two-story water-powered woodworking frame mill with a metal overshot wheel. The old one-story frame warehouse was used to assemble and display coffins made by the Bears. In front of the mill is the two-story, six-bay, flat-roofed stuccoed Bear Funeral Home with a brick arcade beneath a second-story balcony.
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Bear Mill and Funeral Home
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