Flushing in Queens in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Orange Trail / Green Trail
Flushing Freedom Mile
The Orange Trail takes you through the busiest streets in Flushing, where historic landmarks endure amidst the noise and bustle of the present. You'll encounter some of Flushing "firsts": Flushing High School, the oldest public high school in New York City; Friends Meeting House, the oldest surviving house of worship in Flushing; and the site of the first proclamation of religious freedom in America. You'll find traces of Flushing's colorful past, where vaudeville and circus performers once played, where presidential candidates and movie stars appeared to packed audiences. And you'll learn about two of Flushing's notable residents—Lewis Latimer and Daniel Carter Beard—and their contributions to American life.
The Green Trail will guide you through a quiet residential area, where some of the most important events in Flushing's history took place. You'll see Bowne House and George Fox Stone, testaments to religious freedom at a time when Quakers were targets of persecution. You'll learn how the Macedonia AFrican Methodist Episcopalian Church and the Flushing Female Association School
Erected by Queens Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Education • Women. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, the New York, Flushing Freedom Mile, and the Quakerism series lists.
Location. 40° 45.633′ N, 73° 49.677′ W. Marker has been reported damaged. Marker is in Queens, New York, in Queens County. It is in Flushing. Marker is on Lippman Plaza just south of 39th Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136-74 39th Ave, Flushing NY 11354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Flushing Public Art (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Flushing (here, next to this marker); Macedonia A.M.E. Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. George's Church (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named St. George's Church (about 800 feet away); Flushing State Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bowne House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Bowne House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queens.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.