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Former Pearson’s Funeral Home
During the Jim Crow era Columbia developed a thriving African-American community north of Gervais Street within the Vista district. Featuring many commercial enterprises, offices, and attractions, this area often was referred to as the city’s Black Downtown. Pearson’s Funeral Home, shown here in the 1930s, was one of the district’s highly successful businesses for five decades.