Shadowhouse Collectibles

This is the former site of Shadowhouse Collectibles, in the 4200 block of Hawthorne Avenue. It was your typical and delightful junk store that was filled to the brim with a collection that looked like it was a coping mechanism for a single man or woman’s devil dogs. It was also one of the first places on Hawthorne Avenue I ever visited.

I asked at the desk what it happened to Shadowhouse and the clerk told me the owner, John Maurer, had passed away. The small obituary on this page makes is sound like he died of a staph infection, possibly complicated by no health insurance.

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