Hauntingly beautiful images show abandoned funeral home – complete with coffins, a hearse and even CREMATED BODIES

Hauntingly beautiful images show abandoned funeral home – complete with coffins, a hearse and even CREMATED BODIES

These stunning images capture the haunting beauty of a funeral home that has been undisturbed for three years – complete with chemicals, coffins, an abandoned hearse and even the cremated remains of former clients.

The building, in Jacksonville, Florida, has been at the site since 1856 but was left to rot when the business moved to a site with modern facilities.

Over the decades the ornate furnishings and tools of the trade have been left to moulder – but incredibly the electricity is still on and the lights still work.

Even the records of funerals long past remain at the site, many in excellent condition.

The pictures were taken by an anonymous photographer from Birmingham, Alabama, whose ‘obsession’ with abandoned places led him to create the blog Abandoned Southeast.

In 1856, Calvin Oak and his son, Byron, opened a marble and mortuary business. After his father passed away, Byron continued growing the business as the Moulton & Kyle Funeral Home.

In the early 1990s, the funeral home was sold to the Peeples Family Funeral Home. After almost a century of operating at the West Union Street building, the business was moved in 2013 to a new location with updated facilities. The building at West Union Street was abandoned and left to decay.

Caskets lie abandoned in the abandoned Florida funeral home

Caskets lie abandoned in the abandoned Florida funeral home
Final journey... A Cadillac hearse

Final journey… A Cadillac hearse
The cremated remains of three women dated from the 1950s are forgotten on a shelf

The cremated remains of three women dated from the 1950s are forgotten on a shelf
Embalming chemicals on a shelf

Embalming chemicals on a shelf
The electricity is still on at the site

The electricity is still on at the site
The site has been abandoned for just three years but has been ravaged by the harsh Miami weather

The site has been abandoned for just three years but has been ravaged by the harsh Miami weather
A rust-stained sink

A rust-stained sink


The once-ornate furnishings are now covered in mould

The once-ornate furnishings are now covered in mould
The photographer is 'obsessed' with abandoned places

The photographer is ‘obsessed’ with abandoned places
A slab in the funeral home

A slab in the funeral home
Even valuable caskets were left when the business moved

Even valuable caskets were left when the business moved
A wooden casket dolly sits in front of the elevator used to lower the caskets down to the first floor

A wooden casket dolly sits in front of the elevator used to lower the caskets down to the first floor
The records of the funeral,home are remarkably well-preserved

The records of the funeral,home are remarkably well-preserved
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