Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hudson in 1905: Part 64

The following is an excerpt from the booklet Illustrated Hudson, N.Y., published in 1905.

E. VAN VLIET--Funeral Director and Embalmer. No. 444 Warren street. Mr. Van Vliet is one of the oldest funeral directors in the city, and has been established in the business for the past eighteen years. He has three of his own hearses and one wagon with two assistants to lend him aid in the various duties of his calling. His offices, located in Warren street, are most elegantly fitted up, with a saleroom on the main floor, where caskets, funeral furnishings, etc., are carried. Mr. Van Vliet is a native resident of this city, and is an embalmer of long standing and experience, understanding the business in its every particular. To his art he applies all the most modern and approved methods, ever keeping abreast of the times. He is thoroughly relied upon by the people of the city, because of the personal attention which he always gives his work.

444 Warren Street today--Lillie K Traders & The Chai Shop


  1. The interior has the most amazing tile floors with tin sheathed walls and ceilings. Someone should do a book on the tinwork still found in Hudson. Some amazing examples have been lost since Hudsons renaissance began.

  2. I had the pleasure of sitting next to a lovely woman from Florida at Tanglewood one evening who told me that her grandfather Abraham Elias installed most or all of the sheet metal walls and ceilings in Hudson and Columbia County during the 1920s.