For years after moving to fab Flushing in 1993, I had been puzzled by this once-handsome brick building at Northern Boulevard and 147th Street, whose front yard is now used as a parking lot, marking time amid apartment towers and strip malls.

Well, wonder no more, as thanks to a facebook group I’ve discovered it was once the Hallett & Hallett Funeral Home; above is their 1956 brochure. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Apparently Hallett & Hallett is associated with the Astoria Halletts, for whom Hallett’s Cove is named.

Unfortunately, I don’t know what the building’s current use is.


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4 Responses to HALLETT & HALLETT FUNERAL HOME, Flushing

  1. RC-11 says:

    The streets may have been numbered differently back when the brochure was printed.
    This building is 10/4 west of 147th Street. It’s just 300 feet east of Parsons Blvd on Northern Blvd.

    • Larry Mac says:

      The bride grew up at 35-15 146th St. just off Northern Blvd. from 1954 to 1973 and she tells me that that building is NOT at 147th & Northern.

  2. RC-11 says:

    typo correction – 1/4 mile west

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