|1891 Sanborn Map - Source|
I got back as far as 1866, when Joseph Schreiber owned a livery and stable business here. In 1870, he was joined by William Gerstle and Henry Noewer, now listed as undertakers. The business transferred hands a few times until 1880, when George Meyer took over the business.
|Vine Street Side|
As you can imagine, the livery business eventually went out of style with the invention of the automobile, but the Meyer family hung onto the undertaking business. After George Meyer passed away, his son George and grandson Charles took over the business. It remained at this location until sometime after WWII when the business was moved to Montgomery Road in Pleasant Ridge and then later to Section Avenue.
MEYER GEORGE, Proprietor Vine Street Livery Stable; Undertaker; Horses kept by the day. week or meal, 664 and 666 Vine and 129 and 131 McMicken Av.; Residence 666 Vine
As for the logo over the door on the rear entrance on McMicken Street?