While demolition workers were busy Wednesday leveling a piece Greenville’s architectural history, a lone bystander stood off to the side and watched them make way for progress.
“A worker said to me, ‘I understand this used to be a funeral home,’” Don Wilkerson Sr. said. “I told him, ‘Yeah, it did — once.”
The brick building at 701 Evans St. near Reade Circle that stood for generations — first as Wilkerson’s family-owned funeral home and most recently as a restaurant — was razed in preparation for construction of a mixed-use student housing complex for East Carolina University.
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