I was told this old building was part of the Owosso Casket Company, and while I was lost in Owosso, I took a pic of it figuring it was something important without knowing anything about the company history. As I normally do, I did a little research on google, and found out that at one time the Owosso Casket Co. was the largest casket manufacturer in the United States. The company supplied the coffins for two president’s funerals, William McKinley after he was assassinated in Sept. 1901, and former President Benjamin Harrison, who died March 13. 1901. The Company was started in 1882 and closed in the 1940’s and was producing up to 150 caskets per day during its peak.
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