Pharr’s Funeral Home
1025 NW 2nd Avenue
Pharr’s Funeral Home was owned and operated by Kelsey Pharr, the first licensed black embalmer in Miami. Pharr was working as a waiter at the Royal Palm Hotel when the previous undertaker passed away. Pharr took an embalming course in New York, and convinced three other waiters to join him in purchasing the Funeral Home. Pharr ran the Funeral Home until he retired in 1952.