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Woodhaven in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First House Number in Queens

 
 
First House Number Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2019
1. First House Number Marker
Inscription.  
First house number,
in Queens, on house opposite
here, under numerical street
& house number system started
1913 by Topographical Bureau
C.U. Powell, Engineer in Charge


 
Erected 1936 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 40° 41.777′ N, 73° 51.598′ W. Marker is in Woodhaven, New York, in Queens County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Lane South and 85th Street on Park Lane South. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodhaven NY 11421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Betty Smith (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodhaven Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodhaven Post Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Woodhaven Patriotic League World War II Honor Roll (approx. ¼ mile away); Fred Christ Trump (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua (approx. 0.4 miles away); Neir's Tavern / Union Course (approx. half a mile away); Dexter Park (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodhaven.
 
Also see . . .
First House Number Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2019
2. First House Number Marker - wide view
The marker is visible at the corner of the house, just above the retaining wall.
 Bringing Order Out of Chaos in Street Naming and House Numbering (Juniper Civic Association). A reprint of Charles Powell's 1928 The American City article on the renumbering Queens' streets and houses..."How the Great Borough of Queens, New York City, Composed of Sixty Former Villages, Changed the Names of Most of Its Streets and Gave New Numbers to All of Its Houses". (Submitted on May 5, 2019.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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Nov. 29, 2020