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Ghost & Gravestones Cemetery Tour
November 13, 2010

From left, Fayette Heritage Museum Archivists Sheri Knape and Donna Green, Museum Director, Kathy Carter, Anchor Club Members Brittany Wich, Tori Hutton, Victoria Herbrich, and Anchor Advisor, Brenda Rainosek are pictured in front of the Hunger Building in downtown La Grange. The two story brick structure built in 1930 by bachelor, Otto August Hunger, has housed numerous businesses over the years, and is the current home of Latte on the Square.  The gravesite of Otto Hunger and his family is stop #6 on the 2010 Ghosts & Gravestones Cemetery Tour.

 

Pioneers of Business in Downtown La Grange Selected for

“All Around the Square” Historic Cemetery Tour

 

       Members of the Anchor Club of La Grange teamed up with Kathy Carter and her staff from the Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives to finalize plans for the upcoming Ghosts & Gravestones Cemetery Tour, Saturday, November 13th.  The tour, under the theme, “All Around the Square”, will highlight ten families who were pioneers in the development of business and construction of buildings around the Courthouse in the downtown area known today as “the square”.  At each gravesite in the Historic La Grange City Cemetery selected for the tour, details of the personal lives and business history will be shared through an informative and entertaining script researched and written by the museum staff.  There will also be some fun facts uncovered about early downtown La Grange, like the location of the 19th Century Rarity Room (the first museum in the city), the production site of one of the earliest Czech newspapers in the state of Texas, and the location of the building that housed an elegant 2nd story opera house.  Anchor members presenting the scripts will also have the benefit of story boards to further highlight the unique qualities of the buildings and their occupants.  The $10 admission price includes a dessert and beverage treat to be enjoyed under a lighted tent. Tours run on the quarter hour, beginning at 5:00 pm, with the last tour departing at 7:30 pm.