Abandoned death trap funeral home

The abandoned Moulton and Kyle Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Fla., which is more than 150 years old, was left to rot, with the premises eerily strewn with open caskets, a hearse and embalming chemicals. Much like the corpses that were laid to rest, the remains of this building too are slowly decomposing and decaying. Black mold has engulfed the walls, and chipped tiles from the collapsed ceilings cover many of the floors. (Caters News)

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An abandoned funeral home that is more than 150 years old was left to rot, its premises eerily strewn with open caskets, a hearse and embalming chemicals. (Photo: Caters News)

Much like the corpses that were laid to rest, the remains of this building too are slowly decomposing and decaying. (Photo: Caters News)

Black mold has engulfed the walls, and chipped tiles from the collapsed ceilings cover many of the floors of the Moulton and Kyle Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Fla. (Photo: Caters News)

Built in 1856, the site is now aged beyond repair. The only relatively pristine portions are the large empty caskets, glass jars holding chemicals to preserve the dead and a black Cadillac hearse. (Photo: Caters News)

Items range from music sheets to rotting furniture, a vase of fake flowers and a burial log detailing that it cost $6 to be buried in 1896. (Photo: Caters News)

After the site’s new owners moved out five years ago to larger premises, the home was left abandoned, and then savaged by tumultuous and extreme weather. (Photo: Caters News)

The aftermath from the catastrophic Hurricane Irma last year alone saw nearly 200,000 people forced into shelters during the worst recorded flood to strike the area since mid-1854. (Photo: Caters News)

The funeral home is now a death trap, with the roof capable of falling in at any moment and floorboards so rotten that any visitor could easily fall through. This photo was taken last month. (Photo: Caters News)

Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast, which documented the site, said, “It appears that after the owner opened another funeral home across town, this one was left abandoned.” (Photo: Caters News)

The downstairs area is very dark. The carpet is wet and moldy from the partially collapsed roof. The upstairs floors are soft from the water damage, and a visitor could easily fall through if not careful. (Photo: Caters News)

Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast says, “It is unusual, but that’s what I enjoyed most about it — the amount of things left behind. Old coffins on shelves, glassware used for embalming, early 1900s photographs of people, probably left over from funerals.” (Photo: Caters News)

Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast: “There were also records from the funeral home itself. The oldest I saw dated back to 1896, when a funeral and burial only cost $6. The air inside is damp and thick from the partially collapsed roof and severe water damage.” (Photo: Caters News)

Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast: “The carpet on the floors is moldy, and most of the tiles from the ceiling and wall have disintegrated from the water damage. I had to watch my step, especially upstairs, where the floor is giving way due to the open roof. The wooden floors were severely rotten and unsafe to walk on.” (Photo: Caters News)

Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast: “The place is pretty amazing, but I think my favorite part would be the upstairs storage area, where dozens of photos and books from the early 20th century were left behind.” (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>An abandoned funeral home that is more than 150 years old was left to rot, its premises eerily strewn with open caskets, a hearse and embalming chemicals. </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

An abandoned funeral home that is more than 150 years old was left to rot, its premises eerily strewn with open caskets, a hearse and embalming chemicals. (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>Much like the corpses that were laid to rest, the remains of this building too are slowly decomposing and decaying. </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

Much like the corpses that were laid to rest, the remains of this building too are slowly decomposing and decaying. (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>Black mold has engulfed the walls, and chipped tiles from the collapsed ceilings cover many of the floors of the Moulton and Kyle Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Fla. </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

Black mold has engulfed the walls, and chipped tiles from the collapsed ceilings cover many of the floors of the Moulton and Kyle Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Fla. (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>Built in 1856, the site is now aged beyond repair. The only relatively pristine portions are the large empty caskets, glass jars holding chemicals to preserve the dead and a black Cadillac hearse. </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

Built in 1856, the site is now aged beyond repair. The only relatively pristine portions are the large empty caskets, glass jars holding chemicals to preserve the dead and a black Cadillac hearse. (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>Items range from music sheets to rotting furniture, a vase of fake flowers and a burial log detailing that it cost $6 to be buried in 1896. </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

Items range from music sheets to rotting furniture, a vase of fake flowers and a burial log detailing that it cost $6 to be buried in 1896. (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>After the site’s new owners moved out five years ago to larger premises, the home was left abandoned, and then savaged by tumultuous and extreme weather. </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

After the site’s new owners moved out five years ago to larger premises, the home was left abandoned, and then savaged by tumultuous and extreme weather. (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>The aftermath from the catastrophic Hurricane Irma last year alone saw nearly 200,000 people forced into shelters during the worst recorded flood to strike the area since mid-1854. </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

The aftermath from the catastrophic Hurricane Irma last year alone saw nearly 200,000 people forced into shelters during the worst recorded flood to strike the area since mid-1854. (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>The funeral home is now a death trap, with the roof capable of falling in at any moment and floorboards so rotten that any visitor could easily fall through. This photo was taken last month. </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

The funeral home is now a death trap, with the roof capable of falling in at any moment and floorboards so rotten that any visitor could easily fall through. This photo was taken last month. (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast, which documented the site, said, “It appears that after the owner opened another funeral home across town, this one was left abandoned.” </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast, which documented the site, said, “It appears that after the owner opened another funeral home across town, this one was left abandoned.” (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>The downstairs area is very dark. The carpet is wet and moldy from the partially collapsed roof. </span><span>The upstairs floors are soft from the water damage, and a visitor could easily fall through if not careful. </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

The downstairs area is very dark. The carpet is wet and moldy from the partially collapsed roof. The upstairs floors are soft from the water damage, and a visitor could easily fall through if not careful. (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast says, “It is unusual, but that’s what I enjoyed most about it — the amount of things left behind. </span><span>Old coffins on shelves, glassware used for embalming, early 1900s photographs of people, probably left over from funerals.” </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast says, “It is unusual, but that’s what I enjoyed most about it — the amount of things left behind. Old coffins on shelves, glassware used for embalming, early 1900s photographs of people, probably left over from funerals.” (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast: “There were also records from the funeral home itself. The oldest I saw dated back to 1896, when a funeral and burial only cost $6. </span><span>The air inside is damp and thick from the partially collapsed roof and severe water damage.” </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast: “There were also records from the funeral home itself. The oldest I saw dated back to 1896, when a funeral and burial only cost $6. The air inside is damp and thick from the partially collapsed roof and severe water damage.” (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast: “The carpet on the floors is moldy, and most of the tiles from the ceiling and wall have disintegrated from the water damage. </span><span>I had to watch my step, especially upstairs, where the floor is giving way due to the open roof. The wooden floors were severely rotten and unsafe to walk on.” </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast: “The carpet on the floors is moldy, and most of the tiles from the ceiling and wall have disintegrated from the water damage. I had to watch my step, especially upstairs, where the floor is giving way due to the open roof. The wooden floors were severely rotten and unsafe to walk on.” (Photo: Caters News)

<p><span>Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast: “The place is pretty amazing, but I think my favorite part would be the upstairs storage area, where dozens of photos and books from the early 20th century were left behind.” </span>(Photo: Caters News) </p>
Abandoned death trap funeral home

Urban Explorer Abandoned Southeast: “The place is pretty amazing, but I think my favorite part would be the upstairs storage area, where dozens of photos and books from the early 20th century were left behind.” (Photo: Caters News)

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