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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Queens County, New York

Clickable Map of Queens County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Queens County, NY (78) Bronx County, NY (60) Kings County, NY (233) Nassau County, NY (246) New York County, NY (1562) Richmond County, NY (151) Monmouth County, NJ (244)  QueensCounty(78) Queens County (78)  BronxCounty(60) Bronx County (60)  KingsCounty(233) Kings County (233)  NassauCounty(246) Nassau County (246)  NewYorkCounty(1562) New York County (1562)  RichmondCounty(151) Richmond County (151)  MonmouthCountyNew Jersey(244) Monmouth County (244)
Adjacent to Queens County, New York
    Bronx County (60)
    Kings County (233)
    Nassau County (246)
    New York County (1562)
    Richmond County (151)
    Monmouth County, New Jersey (244)
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1New York (Queens County), Astoria — Lawrence Family Graveyard
In this private cemetery are buried members of one of America's most distinguished families. The first Lawrence to be buried here was Major Thomas Lawrence in 1703 and the last was Miss Ruth Lawrence in 1956. The roster of family notables includes . . . Map (db m162550) HM
2New York (Queens County), Bayside — Fort Totten Park59.5 acres
History       This park takes its name from the Civil War era fortress on the property. Originally referred to by its location on Willets Point, the Army officially named it for General Joseph Totten (1788-1864), following his demise in the . . . Map (db m65125) HM
3New York (Queens County), Bayside — Fort Totten Park59.5 acres
History       This park takes its name from the Civil War era fortress on the property. Originally referred to by its location on Willets Point, the Army officially named it for General Joseph Totten (1788-1864), following his demise in the . . . Map (db m65126) HM
4New York (Queens County), Bayside — James Corbett
James Corbett 1866 - 1933 World's heavyweight boxing champion 1893 - 1897 Beloved resident of Bayside who resided at 221-04 Corbett Road 1903 - 1933 Dedicated in his memory by Bayside Historical Society 1971Map (db m139268) HM
5New York (Queens County), Bayside — Main Magazine of Fort Totten
Within the northeast corner of the Fort Totten Water Battery lies the “Main Magazine”. The Main Magazine consists of three vaulted rooms. The two larger rooms, numbers two and three, were used to store gun powder, while room number one was used to . . . Map (db m65129) HM
6New York (Queens County), Belle Harbor — Four Chaplains MemorialThe American Creed
Honoring the Four Heroic Chaplains who gave their life jackets that four soldiers might live. The S. S. Dorchester was torpedoed February 3, 1943. As it sank the four were seen linked arm in arm, heads uplifted in prayer. • Lt G. L. Fox, . . . Map (db m101325) WM
7New York (Queens County), Belle Harbor — John P McGonigol
Dedicated to the memory of John P McGonical Born October 31 1947 Died in the service of his country May 13 1968 Rest in God alone, my soul. He is the source of my soul.Map (db m57323) HM
8New York (Queens County), Belle Harbor — Michael D Glover
Dedicated to the memory of U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Michael D Glover "Semper Fi" Born January 19 1978 Died in the service of his country August 16 2006 "Your light will never go out"Map (db m57321) WM
9New York (Queens County), Corona — “Lucy Day” at the New York World’s Fair
“Lucy Day” at the New York World’s Fair On “Lucy Day” August 31, 1964, Lucille Ball from the TV series “I Love Lucy” stood here beside this staircase for press photos. One such photo is shown on the right. She also entertained visitors on stage . . . Map (db m148241) HM
10New York (Queens County), Corona — Column of JerashFlushing Meadow – Corona Park
King Hussain of the Hachamite Kingdom of Jordan presented this 30 foot-high marble column to the New York World’s Fair Corporation and City of New York on the occasion of Jordan’s participation in the New York World’s Fair of 1964-65, held in . . . Map (db m108561) HM
11New York (Queens County), Corona — David Dinkins CircleDedicated September 2, 2008
David Dinkins The 106th Mayor of the City of New York and the first African-American to hold that position. Dinkins distinguished himself as an attorney, New York State Assemblyman, New York City Board of Elections President, City Clerk, and . . . Map (db m108630) HM
12New York (Queens County), Corona — Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, today New York City’s second largest park, has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. The 1,255-acre open space was indeed an ash disposal heap in the early 20th Century, noted by F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great . . . Map (db m148250) HM
13New York (Queens County), Corona — George Washington
Front George Washington First Master Masonic Lodge Alexandria Virginia 1788 Rear Brotherhood The foundation of world peace Erected by The Grand Lodge P&AM State of New York with permission of the Grand Lodge of . . . Map (db m108559) HM
14New York (Queens County), Corona — Live Performances
A daily schedule of marching bands, orchestras, choruses, and dancers showcased the diverse cultural institutions of New York State and neighboring communities. A stage once stood directly ahead. After the fair closed the pavilion became a venue . . . Map (db m148242) HM
15New York (Queens County), Corona — Louis Armstrong House
Louis Armstrong House Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of AmericaMap (db m7070) HM
16New York (Queens County), Corona — Mezzanine Tour of New York State
On the mezzanine visitors took a stroll through exhibits previewing New York State’s recreational areas, unusual industrial sites, scenic areas, and observed many informative exhibits. Back on the first floor other exhibits feature fine art by . . . Map (db m148243) HM
17New York (Queens County), Corona — New York State Pavilion
This architectural marvel, built for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, was designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson and consists of three sections – the observation towers, the Theaterama, and the “Tent of Tomorrow”. Today you will have . . . Map (db m148244) HM
18New York (Queens County), Corona — NYC Bomb and Forgery Squad Explosion Memorial
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of detectives Joseph J. Lynch and Ferdinand A. Socha Bomb and Forgery Squad Who were killed in the line of duty while examining a time bomb taken from the British Pavilion of the World's Fair in . . . Map (db m21514) HM
19New York (Queens County), Corona — Observation Towers
Visitors could look out over the fair as they rode in one of two “Sky Streak” glass-inclosed (sic) elevators to the observation decks for even more spectacular views. The three observations towers rise 60 feet, 150 feet, and 226 feet making . . . Map (db m148252) HM
20New York (Queens County), Corona — Remnants from the ruins
During the preservation work by the NY State Pavilion Project, several artifacts were discovered that tell the building’s history and construction. On display here are a few items. The roofs of the observation decks were constructed of . . . Map (db m148253) HM
21New York (Queens County), Corona — Restaurant
The four round benches once served as planters for Sugar Maple trees, the official tree of New York State. The wall behind the benches was open to a cafeteria style serving area with counters and vending machines. Guests were able to warm their . . . Map (db m148245) HM
22New York (Queens County), Corona — Skate Rental
The New York State Pavilion was reborn as the Roller Round roller skating rink in the early 1970’s. Thousands of people skated on the protected map floor and enjoyed music and a snack bar. You are looking at a cart filled with actual skates from . . . Map (db m148247) HM
23New York (Queens County), Corona — The ArchitectPhilip Cortelyou Johnson
The New York State Pavilion for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair is among the least mentioned works in accounts of Philip Johnson, but is one of his most futuristic and Avant-garde projects. Born in Cleveland, OH, July 8, 1906 and a graduate of . . . Map (db m148254) HM
24New York (Queens County), Corona — The ExedraThe site of the Vatican Pavilion
This the site of the Vatican Pavilion was authorized by POPE JOHN XXIII visited on October 4, 1965 by POPE PAUL VI during his mission of peace to THE UNITED NATIONS the building exhibited Michelangelo’s Pieta and other art treasures . . . Map (db m31289) HM
25New York (Queens County), Corona — The New York State Pavilion became a movie set
The New York State Pavilion served as a movie set for several films, TV programs, and a music video. Some of the productions shot here since the fair were “Men in Black”, "McCloud”, “Law and Order”, “CSI New York”, and “Iron Man II”. The pavilion . . . Map (db m148255) HM
26New York (Queens County), Corona — Theaterama
Just outside the Tent of Tomorrow is the circular concrete structure of the Theaterama. its outside wall exhibited pop art works by Andy Warhol including his controversial “Thirteen Most Wanted Men,” Roy Lichtenstein, and others. Inside, visitors . . . Map (db m148256) HM
27New York (Queens County), Corona — Time Capsules
The time capsules deposited September 23, 1938 and October 16, 1965 by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation as a record of Twentieth Century civilization to endure for 5000 yearsMap (db m108628) HM
28New York (Queens County), Corona — Tsunami Memorial
In honor and remembrance of the people who lost their lives during the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 JAA of NY April 23, 2011Map (db m108629)
29New York (Queens County), Corona — UnispherePeace Through Understanding
Dedicated toward man's aspirations to Peace Through Understanding and symbolizing his achievements in an expanding universe. Built and presented by the United States Steel Corporation (USS) to the New York World's Fair April 22, 1964. Made of . . . Map (db m148366) HM
30New York (Queens County), Corona — William A. Shea Municipal Stadium
The City of New York Robert F. Wagner Mayor Abraham D. Beame Comptroller Paul R. Screvane President of the Council Mario J. Cariello President, Borough of Queens Robert . . . Map (db m17595) HM
31New York (Queens County), Corona — World’s Largest Map
Beneath these stones is the 9,000 square-foot Texaco map of New York State made with 567 terrazzo mosaic panels, each weighing 440 pounds and the same size as the ones you are now standing on. It is a 4,000 times enlargement of the Texaco touring . . . Map (db m148248) HM
32New York (Queens County), Corona — World’s Largest Suspension Roof
You are standing in the “Tent of Tomorrow” designed to capture the feel of a modern state fair – thus the circus tent like red and white stripes. Its roof of multicolored translucent panels measures 350 feet by 250 feet and is suspended from a huge . . . Map (db m148249) HM
33New York (Queens County), Elmhurst — In Honor of Queens FirefightersF. D. N.Y. — September 11, 2001 —
The gift you gave, the price you paid will never be forgotten, as surely as your life you gave, our gratitude is written; Inscribed today on history’s page for all to see, a lore of one who modeled courage, a hero’s legacy.Map (db m92537) HM WM
34New York (Queens County), Flushing — Flushing Civil War Monument
Erected in memory of the Patriotic Volunteers from Flushing who sacrificed their lives in the War for the preservation of our Union 1861-1865 [ Side 2: ] Capt. Wm. Dermody Lieut. Emil Schubert --- Sgt. Wm. H. Teppy Sgt. Asa. Fowler --- . . . Map (db m43070) HM
35New York (Queens County), Flushing — Fox Oaks
Here stood the Fox Oaks beneath whose branches George Fox founder of the Society of Friends preached June 7th 1672.Map (db m161513) HM
36New York (Queens County), Flushing — Friends Meeting HouseFlushing Freedom Mile
The Friends Meeting House was the first house of worship in the village of Flushing. It is New York City’s oldest house of worship in continuous use, and the second oldest in the nation. The house was built in 1694, and provided Flushing’s Quakers . . . Map (db m42964) HM
37New York (Queens County), Flushing — John Bowne House
Has Been Placed On The National Register of Historic Places in 1977 By The Department of the United States Department of The InteriorMap (db m152258) HM
38New York (Queens County), Flushing — Kingsland
Kingsland House was built c. 1785 for Quaker farmer Charles Doughty. The name "Kingsland" derives from Doughty's son-in-law, English sea captain Joseph King, who bought the house in 1801. Characterized by a full two stories, wide side-hall plan, . . . Map (db m161521) HM
39New York (Queens County), Flushing — Quaker Meeting House
Easterly part built 1694. Remainder built 1777. Always used for worship except 1776-83 when occupied by British as prison, hospital and stable.Map (db m42775) HM
40New York (Queens County), Flushing — The Weeping Beech Tree
This huge and ancient tree has grown from a cutting which Samuel Parsons brought from Belgium and planted here 1847. The sheltering branches have a spread of 85 feet and are supported by a trunk 14 feet in circumference which rises to a height of 65 . . . Map (db m161517) HM
41New York (Queens County), Howard Beach — Ramblerville Hawtree Memorial Bridge
World War II Lest we forget Thomas Beckwith Henry Schmitt Albert Nelson Edward O'Reilly Walter Melieri Paul Pfeiffer James Talley Map (db m51951) HM
42New York (Queens County), Jamaica — Jamaica Center Sidewalk Clock
This sidewalk clock, originally locared at 161-11 Jamaica Avenue, is a fine example of a vanishing street amenity. Probably installed on Jamaica Avenue around the turn of the century and designated a New York City landmark in 1981, it is a . . . Map (db m127376) HM
43New York (Queens County), Jamaica — Jamaica Estates - A Residential Park
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 . . . Map (db m38497) HM
44New York (Queens County), Jamaica — Prospect Cemetery
Original Jamaica town burying ground, established 1660. Egbert Benson born 1746 died 1833, buried here. First Attorney General, N.Y. State.Map (db m108715) HM
45New York (Queens County), Jamaica — Prospect Cemetery
Designated as a New York City Landmark in 1976, Prospect Cemetery, the original Old Burial Ground of the Village of Jamaica is one of the few remaining Colonial cemeteries in Queens. The earliest written record of the cemetery dates back to . . . Map (db m121488) HM
46New York (Queens County), Jamaica — The King MansionBuilt 1750
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 . . . Map (db m108713) HM
47New York (Queens County), Jamaica — The Old Stone Church
At the head of this street known in colonial days as Meeting House Lane stood the Old Stone Church, used as a place of worship from 1699 to 1813, and as a prison in 1776 by the British.Map (db m127377) HM
48New York (Queens County), Jamaica — U.S. Post Office Veterans Memorial
We the employees of the United States Postal Service, New York International Service Center, present this token of appreciation in honor of all veterans who served our country.Map (db m19176) HM
49New York (Queens County), Jamaica Estates — Jamaica Estates New York World War II Memorial
1941 - 1945 World War II John Adikes Jr • Norman H Puff • Sigmund Gilmore • Peter P Renzo • Kenneth S Kinnes • Joseph A Schiebel • John B Lovely • Donald J Schneider • Paul W Olson • Charles J Yodice In honor of these men of Jamaica Estates . . . Map (db m38735) HM
50New York (Queens County), Kew Gardens — Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial
In memory of those who gave "The Last Full Measure of Devotion" F.P.O. Robert Volden, U.S. Navy   October 30, 1990 Capt. Mario Fajardo, U.S. Army    Febr. 26, 1991 Sgt. Patbouvier Ortiz, U.S. Army   February 27, 1991 Courageous . . . Map (db m105446) WM
51New York (Queens County), Laurelton — Laurelton Veterans Memorial
This memorial is to honor the fallen in: W.W. I W.W. II Korean Conflict Vietnam Era Grenada Lebanon Panama Persian Gulf WarMap (db m51950) HM
52New York (Queens County), Maspeth — 69th Regiment Monument
(left panel) Battles participated in by Meaghers Irish Brigade & Corcoran Legion Civil War, 1861-1865 Blackburn’s Ford VA July 18, 1861; Bull’s Run July 21, 1861; Rappahannock Station May 28-29, 1861; Yorktown April 16, 1862; . . . Map (db m107570) WM
53New York (Queens County), Maspeth — Soldiers Monument
To the memory of the brave men who gave their lives to preserve the Union 1861-65.Map (db m107559) WM
54New York (Queens County), Middle Village — General Slocum Disaster Memorial
Burning of the Steamship Gen Slocum on the East River June 15 1904 in which 1020 lives were lost.Map (db m7177) HM
55New York (Queens County), Ozone Park — Maurice A. Fitzgerald Playground1.201 Acres
This playground is named in honor of dedicated politician and public servant Maurice A. FitzGerald (1897-1951). FitzGerald was born in Brooklyn and attended Boys’ High School and the New Lots Evening High School. He began his career as a civil . . . Map (db m133888) HM
56New York (Queens County), Richmond Hill — Sergeant Joseph E. Schaefer OvalWorld War II Medal of Honor Recipient
The monument's eight inscriptions commemorating Schaefer's service are: 1. Sgt. Joseph E. Schaefer Medal of Honor. 2. Sgt. Joseph E. Schaefer Company I 18th Infantry First Infantry Division United States Army. 3. Awarded Congressional Medal . . . Map (db m62340) WM
57New York (Queens County), Richmond Hill — World War I Memorial
Side 1 Erected by the people of Richmond Hill in memory of her men who served and died in the World War. Side 2 An expression of everlasting gratitude and love.Map (db m107517) WM
58New York (Queens County), Rosedale — Rosedale Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in all wars. 1962. Dedicated by the citizens and veterans of Rosedale N.Y.Map (db m19375) HM
59New York (Queens County), Rosedale — Rosedale Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Look on these names, you, who in trouble times despair. Look on these names and thank God our nation still has gallant men who careMap (db m19374) HM
60New York (Queens County), South Ozone Park — Sergeant Colyer Square
Dedicated to the memory of Wilbur E. Colyer Sergeant Co. A 1st Engineers 1st Division USA Killed in action October 10, 1918 Hill 269 Verdun France Awarded the Medal Of Honor Erected by the Wilbur E Colyer Post 28 American Legion and citizens of . . . Map (db m54546) HM
61New York (Queens County), South Richmond Hill — Morris Park World War I Memorial
Dedicated to the sons of Morris Park and vicinity who served in the World War 1917-18 and in loving remembrance of the following men who made the supreme sacrifice Charles F. Albrecht · Louis E. Ammarell · Edward M. Anderson · Charles G. . . . Map (db m133869) WM
62New York (Queens County), Sunnyside — Elizabeth Polk (1902-2001)
Dance therapy pioneer lived here, 1944-2001 National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the Interior Map (db m161378) HM
63New York (Queens County), Sunnyside — Henry Write (1878-1936)
Architect, Landscape Architect, Regional and Town Planner Co-Designer of Sunnyside Gardens Lived Here, 1928-1930 National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m161380) HM
64New York (Queens County), Sunnyside — Judy Holliday(Judith Gollomb Tuvim, 1921-1965)
Stage and Film Actor Lived Here, 1926-1934 National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the Interior Map (db m161373) HM
65New York (Queens County), Sunnyside — Lewis Mumford (1895-1990)
Architectural Critic, Urban Historian, Social Philosopher Lived Here, 1927-1936 National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m161377) HM
66New York (Queens County), Sunnyside — Lilia Skala (1896-1994)
Screen and Stage Actor Lived Here, 1939-1957 National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the Interior Map (db m161369) HM
67New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — 1940 Woodhaven P O[Woodhaven Post Office]
Art Moderne bldg of enameled panels & classical windows & doors. The WPA mural by Ben Shahn represents the Bill of Rights and is landmarked.Map (db m133643) HM
68New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua
8026 88 Avenue Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua Born 6-17-23 to Maria & Luigi Emigrés From Calitri Italy Honorary Prelate Pope Paul VI Made Cardinal 6-28-91 Phila. PA Map (db m133384) HM
69New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — Betty Smith
Betty Smith 1943 Betty lived here while she wrote "A Tree Grows In Bklyn” The movie won an Academy Award in 1945. The house has been restored By R. Leonardi Map (db m133502) HM
70New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — Dexter Park
Dexter Park 1911 - 1955 Home of Max Rosner's Bushwicks 1st night game 7/23/30 Joe DiMaggio, Casey Stengel, Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, Phil Rizzuto, Hank Greenberg, Lou Gerhig, Babe Ruth, Josh Gibson all played here.Map (db m18329) HM
71New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — First House Number in Queens
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 ChargeMap (db m133503) HM
72New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — Fred Christ Trump
Born in Woodhaven Oct. 11, 1905 Began building at 15, built this store   Founded E. Trump & Son now Trump Organization Father of "The Donald" Map (db m133230) HM
73New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — Mae West
MAE WEST 8905-88 St. Born 8-17-1893 - Died 11-22-1980 Wrote plays & autobiography Performed in Woodhaven & Jamaica Credited with saving Paramount Buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery Map (db m133231) HM
74New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — Neir's Tavern / Union Course
"The Most Famous Bar You've Never Heard of” PBS tv Neir's is one of America's oldest and most historic, continuously operating taverns. Founded in 1829, it retains much of its historical character, including a 150-year old mahogany bar . . . Map (db m134238) HM
75New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — Remsen CemeteryRemsen Family Cemetery
Col. Jeromus Remsen, 1735-1790, is buried here. Was colonel of a regiment of Kings and Queens Co. militia in the Battle of Long Island.Map (db m32333) HM
76New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — St. Anthony Hospital
Former site of St. Anthony Hospital 1914 farm & TB hospital run by German Franciscan Sr. of Poor working farm & PS annex for children made breakthroughs in pulmonary & heart treatments. Map (db m133334) HM
77New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — Woodhaven Library
The last public library to be built with Carnegie money. Cornerstone set June 28, 1923 by Mayor Hylan   Opened January 7, 1924.Map (db m133642) HM
78New York (Queens County), Woodhaven — Woodhaven Patriotic League World War II Honor Roll1941 - 1945
The Woodhaven Patriotic League on behalf of the citizens of Woodhaven dedicates this tablet in grateful memory of those who died in the service of their country in World War II They sacrificed the promise of youth in a war for freedom, now they . . . Map (db m134248) WM
Oct. 23, 2021