“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jamaica in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Jamaica Estates - A Residential Park

Jamaica Estates - A Residential Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Erik Lander, November 25, 2010
1. Jamaica Estates - A Residential Park Marker
Inscription.  IN 1907, real estate developers Ernestus Guilick and Felix Isman purchased 500 acres of land north of the Colonial Village of Jamaica, here they established the Jamaica Estates Corporation. Their purpose was to erect an affluent resort with an English flavor . Early partners included Lieutenant Governor Timothy L. Woodruff and NYC engineer and contractor Michal J Degon. An imposing entrance, with a Elizabethan style lodge and gatehouse, was designed by celebrated architect John J Petit. The street system, with Midland Parkway as the centerpiece, was designed by well known landscape architect Charles W Leavitt. Jamaica Estates is distinguished for its Tudor styled homes and beautiful landscapes.
Erected by Aquinas Honor Society - Immaculate Conception School.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesNotable PlacesRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
Location. 40° 42.787′ N, 73° 46.943′ W. Marker is in Jamaica, New York, in Queens County. Marker is at the intersection of
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Hillside Avenue and Midland Parkway on Hillside Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamaica NY 11432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jamaica Estates New York World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Jamaica Center Sidewalk Clock (approx. one mile away); The Old Stone Church (approx. one mile away); Prospect Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Prospect Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); The King Mansion (approx. 1.3 miles away); Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Morris Park World War I Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamaica.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2010, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 28, 2010, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022