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

The King Mansion

Built 1750

 
 
The King Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 21, 2017
1. The King Mansion Marker
Inscription. Home of Rufus King, who served his state and country with honor and distinction as delegate to the Continental Congress 1784, 1785, 1786. U.S. Senator from New York, 1789-1796, Minister to England 1796-1803, 1825-1826, under Washington, Adams, and Jefferson. Returned to Senate 1813. Re-elected to fourth term 1819.

Also home of John Alsop King, son of Rufus King, elected to Congress 1848. Governor of New York 1857-1859, who died here July 7, 1867.
 
Erected by Department of Parks, Borough of Queens, City of New York.
 
Location. 40° 42.175′ N, 73° 48.22′ W. Marker is in Jamaica, New York, in Queens County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and 150th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica NY 11432, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prospect Cemetery (approx. mile away); Jamaica Estates New York World War II Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jamaica Estates - A Residential Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 1 miles
The King Mansion Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 21, 2017
2. The King Mansion Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here to the right of the door.
away); Sergeant Colyer Square (approx. 2 miles away); Sergeant Joseph E. Schaefer Oval (approx. 2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Remsen Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamaica.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rufus King House, 150th Street & Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, Queens County, NY (HABS, LOC). "Significance: Home of Rufus King, signer of the United States Constitution. He served on the Continental Congress, was a US Senator for nearly 18 years, and twice served as Ambassador to Great Britian. Though never elected to those offices, King was twice selected as the Federalist candidate for Vice President and once for President." (Submitted on September 27, 2017.) 

2. King Manor Museum and Park (New York City Dept. of Parks & Recreation). (Submitted on September 27, 2017.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Oblique view of house - Rufus King House, 150th Street & Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, Queens County, NY image. Click for full size.
Jack Boucher (Historic American Buildings Survey), circa 1970
3. Oblique view of house - Rufus King House, 150th Street & Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, Queens County, NY
Note the arrangement with the two guns and what appears to be a memorial or marker, visible on the left, are no longer extant.
<i>Rufus King, Nat.1755- Ob.1827</i> image. Click for full size.
etched by Albert Rosenthal after painting by Trumbull (courtesy Library of Congress), 1888
4. Rufus King, Nat.1755- Ob.1827
The King Mansion - Additional Information image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 19, 2012
5. The King Mansion - Additional Information
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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