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Construction company buys mortuary building

From 1897 until recent years, the structure at the corner of West Railroad Avenue and Seventh Street in downtown Shelton has been home to mortuaries.

Frank Willey established Mason County's first undertaking business in a plain wood building before replacing it with the current brick building in 1926. According to the Mason County Historical Society, three or four owners used it as a funeral parlor/mortuary until it became available for lease by other businesses.

Skokomish Valley-based Gravity Construction Services is the new owner after purchasing the building for $550,000. The company offers...


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