02/21/09 94 W, 1 I - + 18 - 12 Ambulance Service, 1944

Vintage ad, from the March 3, 1944, edition of the News & Observer. The city directory of the prior year lists the business as Martin-Yelverton Co, H. Paul Yelverton, Owner., 104 S. Dawson, Dial 7743. Their full-page add includes a sketch of the building and the slogan "The home of courteous, dignified service." How many ambulance services were serving Raleigh that year? The 1943 directory lists Brown Funeral Home (Hillsboro Street), Lightner's Funeral Parlor (Smithfield Street), Martin-Yelverton Co. (S. Dawson Street), and Mitchell Funeral Home (W. Hargett Street).

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