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.