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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Queens County, New York

 
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1New York, Queens County, Queens, Astoria — Lawrence Family Graveyard
On 20th Road south of 35th Street, on the right when traveling south.
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, Queens, Astoria — Lights, Camera, Action!
On 35th Avenue just east of 35th Street, on the right when traveling east.
Movie-Making History The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts stands within the Kaufman Astoria Studios complex (formerly Paramount Studios) — a bustling center of movie-making with roots in the early 20th century. The complex is listed in the . . . Map (db m210049) HM
3New York, Queens County, Queens, Astoria — Sophocles496 BC - 406 BC
On 30th Avenue just west of 30th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Ancient Greek playwright, priest, politician and General of Athens. His complete plays are Ajax, Antigone, Electra, Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus Rex, Trachiniat, Philoctetes.
One word alone repays you for the labor of our . . . Map (db m210048) HM
4New York, Queens County, Queens, Bayside — Fort Totten Park59.5 acres
On Totten Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
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
5New York, Queens County, Queens, Bayside — James Corbett
On Corbett Road.
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
6New York, Queens County, Queens, Bayside — James J. Corbett1866 - 1933
On Corbett Road just east of 221st Street, on the right when traveling east.
World's Heavyweight Boxing Champion 1892 - 1897 Beloved resident of Bayside who resided at 221-04 Corbett Road 1902 - 1933Map (db m193326) HM
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7New York, Queens County, Queens, Bayside — James J. Corbettd. 1933
On Corbett Road just east of 221st Street, on the left when traveling west.
The heavyweight boxing champion of the world in the 1890s lived here from 1903 to 1933, while pursuing a vaudeville and movie career. His good manners and dapper clothes earned him the nickname "Gentleman Jim".Map (db m193327) HM
8New York, Queens County, Queens, Belle Harbor — Four Chaplains MemorialThe American Creed
On Rockaway Beach Boulevard just west of Beach 129th Street.
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
9New York, Queens County, Queens, 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
10New York, Queens County, Queens, 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
11New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — “Lucy Day” at the New York World’s Fair
Near Avenue of the States south of United Nations Ave S, on the right when traveling north.
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 here in the pavilion as she did the “twist”, . . . Map (db m148241) HM
12New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — A Natural Nest
Near Zoo Bridge at Zoo Path, on the left when traveling north.
This tree trunk is our original thick-billed parrot nest! Originally part of a downed tree, it was bought to Queens Zoo where a mated pair of our thick-bills enlarged the hollow, as they do in the wild, and successfully . . . Map (db m193607) HM
13New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — An Outstanding Partnership
On Zoo Bridge at Zoo Path, on the left when traveling east on Zoo Bridge.
The Queens Zoo originally opened in 1966. In 1992, a major reconstruction was completed and the zoo reopened under an agreement between the City of New York and the New York Zoological Society, a non-profit membership organization.Map (db m193543) HM
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14New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Andean BearTremarctos ornatus
Near Zoo Bridge at Zoo Path, on the left when traveling east.
Also known as the spectacled bear, Andean bears live high in the cloud forests of the Andes Mountains. Range: Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru Zoos Play Matchmaker The Queens Zoo works with other zoos to breed Andean . . . Map (db m193609) HM
15New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Animals of the Americas
On Zoo Bridge at Zoo Path, on the left when traveling east on Zoo Bridge.
Why a zoo with North and South American animals? The native wildlife of North and South American animals have been an important part of our history and culture for hundreds of years. Now, as people move into formerly wild areas, many of the . . . Map (db m193581) HM
16New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Bison: An American Icon Saved
On Zoo Zoo Path north of Zoo Bridge, on the right when traveling south.
Where the Buffalo Roamed At one time, more than 60 million bison roamed the continent. During the 1800s they were hunted nearly to extinction. By 1889, fewer than 1,000 survived. The Wildlife Conservation Society Steps . . . Map (db m193601) HM
17New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Black, Trans & Alive (Qweens Song), 2021Glori J. Tuitt
On Meridian Road, 0.1 miles south of New York Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
"Black, Trans & Alive" is a project conceived to honor the life and contributions of Black trans femme community leaders and lovers centering care and humanity. This piece features (from left to right) Ceyenne Doroshow, Joela Rivera, . . . Map (db m193442) HM
18New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Can This Bird Be Saved?
Near Zoo Bridge east of Zoo Path, on the left when traveling east.
Logging and hunting wiped out thick-billed parrots in the southwestern United States. Today they face the same problems in Mexico. We're working to save this endangered species.Map (db m193603) HM
19New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Canadian LynxFelis lynx canadensis
Near 111th Street north of 51st Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
This Canadian subspecies of the lynx is found throughout southern Canada and into the northern U.S. Lynch have been reintroduced in Europe and the U.S., repopulating many areas. Range: Northern Regions of North America Lynx or . . . Map (db m193585) HM
20New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — CoyoteCanis latrans
Near United Nations Avenue North at Grand Central Parkway East, on the right when traveling east.
Despite years of extermination programs, the coyote remains one of North America's most successful predators. The coyote is usually a solitary hunter of insects, rodents and other small animals. Packs of coyotes will sometimes hunt deer or other . . . Map (db m193600) HM
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21New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — David Dinkins CircleDedicated September 2, 2008
On New York Avenue at Avenue of Commerce, on the left when traveling south on New York Avenue.
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, . . . Map (db m108630) HM
22New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Domestic CattleBos taurus
Near 111th Street north of 53rd Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Of Mooving Importance Throughout history and throughout the world, domestic cattle have been a source of food and many other products including leather. They also keep things moving on the farm by pulling carts. That's . . . Map (db m193546) HM
23New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Domestic ChickenGallus gallus
Near 111th Street just north of 54th Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
The Red Jungle Fowl, found in India and Southeast Asia, is the ancestor of today's domestic chickens. From ancient times, the chicken was used in religious ceremonies and was regarded as a fertility symbol. Can You Guess: Wild or . . . Map (db m193574) HM
24New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Domestic GoatCapra hircus
Near 111th Street near 54th Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
The Good of Goats Most likely domesticated between 8,000 and 7,000 BC, goats are bred for food, wool and other products. That's Wild! The wild bezoar goat is one of the ancestors of today's domestic goats. It . . . Map (db m193544) HM
25New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Domestic Horses
Near 111th Street south of 53rd Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Who do you see in the horse exhibit? Domestic horses vary greatly in size, from the tiny Falabella at 7 hands to the massive Shore horse at 17 hands (one hand = 4 inches). Quarterhorse The name refers to . . . Map (db m193569) HM
26New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Flushing Meadows Corona Park
On New York Avenue at Avenue of the Americas, on the right when traveling west on New York Avenue.
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
27New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Gates of LifeQueens Wildlife Conservation Center — Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
On Zoo Path at Zoo Bridge, on the right when traveling north on Zoo Path. Reported damaged.
The animal motifs for these fanciful bronze grillwork gates were designed by architects Clarke and Rapuana, and dating to 1960, were crafted by the Italian-born sculptor Albino Manca (1898-1976). Following the New York World's Fair of . . . Map (db m193539) HM
28New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Gemini Titan IINew York Hall of Science
Near 111th Street near 47th Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
Mission Titan II was a second-generation intercontinental ballistic missile with 2.5 times the payload of the Atlas, making it ideal for the two-person Gemini spacecraft. Unlike Atlas, which had to be filled with super-cold . . . Map (db m198994) HM
29New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — George Washington
Near Avenue of Commerce west of Avenue of Progress, on the left when traveling north.
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
30New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Live Performances
Near Avenue of the States at United Nations Avenue S, on the right when traveling north.
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 . . . Map (db m148242) HM
31New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Mercury - Atlas DNew York Hall of Science
Near 111th Street near 47th Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
Mission The Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile was the largest available rocket for the Mercury program, which was designed to put a human into orbit at the earliest possible date. The relatively small payload of the Atlas . . . Map (db m198985) HM
32New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Mezzanine Tour of New York State
Near Avenue of the States south of United Nations Avenue S, on the right when traveling north.
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 . . . Map (db m148243) HM
33New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — New York State Pavilion
Near Avenue of the States south of United Nations Avenue S, on the right when traveling north.
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
34New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — New York Worlds Fair1939 - 1940 1964 - 1965 — New Amsterdam Entrance —
On Shea Road at Calvert Circle when traveling south on Shea Road.
Heads of State who visited the New York Worlds Fair 1939 - 1940 Herbert C. Hoover, USA • Franklin D. Roosevelt, USA • George VI, Great Britain • Anastasio Somoza, Nicaragua 1964 - 1965 Herbert C. Hoover, USA • Harry . . . Map (db m193429) HM
35New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — NYC Bomb and Forgery Squad Explosion Memorial
On Avenue of the States south of United Nations Avenue S, on the left when traveling north.
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
36New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Observation Towers
Near Avenue of the States south of United Nations Avenue S, on the right when traveling north.
Visitors could look out over the fair as they rode in one of two “Sky Streak” glass-inclosed elevators to the observation decks for even more spectacular views. The three observations towers rise 60 feet, 150 feet, and 226 feet . . . Map (db m148252) HM
37New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Our Rescued EaglesNotes from the Zoo
Near 111th Street just south of 51st Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Our eagles were rescued and rehabilitated after unfortunate encounters with humans. Our female eagle, Claire, was hit by an airplane, while our male, Mel, was shot by a hunter. They remain unable to fly and cannot be released to the wild, so we are . . . Map (db m193583) HM
38New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Our rescued pumasNotes from the Zoo
On Zoo Path, 0.2 miles north of Zoo Bridge, on the right when traveling north.
Our pumas are siblings that were orphaned in the wild at 6 weeks old. They were rescued by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and cared for by Utah's Hogle Zoo before coming to their permanent home at the Queens Zoo. We're proud to be part of a . . . Map (db m193594) HM
39New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Our twin Andean bear cubs were born on July 28, 2021
Near Zoo Bridge at Zoo Path, on the left when traveling east.
Of the seven Andean bears born in North American zoos since 2013, five have been born at the Queens Zoo: Bjorn in 2016, Ben and Brienne in 2019, and our two new cubs.Map (db m193610) HM
40New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Our twin Andean bear cubs were born on July 28, 2021
Near Zoo Bridge at Zoo Path, on the left when traveling east.
Of the seven Andean bears born in North American zoos since 2013, five have been born at the Queens Zoo: Bjorn in 2016, Ben and Brienne in 2019, and our two new cubs.Map (db m193612) HM
41New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Pronghorn: Masters of Migration
Near Zoo Bridge east of Zoo Path, on the left when traveling east.
Long Distance Migrators Pronghorn in and around Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks have the longest migration route of any land mammal between Canada and Argentina. Each year they migrate close to 300 miles. Pronghorn . . . Map (db m193602) HM
42New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — PumaFelis concolor
On Zoo Path, 0.2 miles Zoo Bridge, on the right when traveling north.
The puma is the largest cat in North America: some top 200 pounds. The puma has been forced out of much of its former range by humans. Range: Sparsely distributed, mostly in western North America Night Sight Like most cats, . . . Map (db m193593) HM
43New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Puma: The Hunted
On Zoo Path, 0.2 miles north of Zoo Gate, on the right when traveling north.
Pumas Can Live in Diverse Environments The adaptable puma not only eats almost any kind of meat, it can live in many different kinds of places, from woods to tropical forests to deserts. However, the big cat is no match for the . . . Map (db m193591) HM
44New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Remnants from the ruins
Near Avenue of the States south of United Nations Avenue S, on the right when traveling north.
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
45New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Restaurant
Near Avenue of the States south of United Nations Avenue S, on the right when traveling north.
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
46New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Skate Rental
Near Avenue of the States south of United Nations Avenue S, on the right when traveling north.
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 . . . Map (db m148247) HM
47New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — The ArchitectPhilip Cortelyou Johnson
Near Avenue of the States south of United Nations Avenue S, on the right when traveling north.
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
48New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — The ExedraThe site of the Vatican Pavilion
On Meridian Road aka Perimeter Road, 0.1 miles west of Exit 22A (Interstate 495), on the left when traveling north.
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 m189878) HM
49New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — The Life and Times of the Coyote
On Zoo Path just south of United Nations Avenue North, on the right when traveling south.
Part of the Ecosystem Coyotes help keep wild rodent populations in check, which is good for crops. They also scavenge on carcasses, which helps keep woods and fields clean. Misunderstood Although there is little . . . Map (db m193596) HM
50New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — The New York State Pavilion became a movie set
Near Avenue of the States south of United Nations Avenue S, on the right when traveling north.
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
51New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Theaterama
On United Nations Avenue South east of Avenue of the States, on the right when traveling east.
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
52New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Thick-billed ParrotRhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha — Conservation in the Zoo —
Near Zoo Bridge at Zoo Path, on the left when traveling east.
The last living parrot species native to the United States is now found only in mountain forests in northwestern Mexico. Thick-billed parrots are endangered.Map (db m193605) HM
53New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Tsunami Memorial
On United Nations Avenue South east of Meridian Road, on the left when traveling east.
In honor and remembrance of the people who lost their lives during the earthquake and tsunami of 2011Map (db m108629)
54New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Types of Domestic Chickens
Near 111th Street just north of 54th Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Today there are about 200 different breeds of domestic chicken. Many of them are bred for eggs or meat or for both purposes, while other chickens are raised just for show. Most breeds come in two sizes: standard and bantam. Bantams are miniature . . . Map (db m193573) HM
55New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — UnispherePeace Through Understanding
Near Avenue of Africa at United Nations Avenue S, on the left when traveling north.
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
56New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — WCS In Action: Big Cat Conservation
Near 111th Street north of 51st Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
In 1998, the Wildlife Conservation Society which operates this zoo, launched the Global Carnivore Program with the mission of learning more about carnivore biology in order to develop effective conservation strategies for key, endangered . . . Map (db m193587) HM
57New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — We're Working to Save Andean Bears
Near Zoo Bridge at Zoo Path, on the left when traveling east.
The Wildlife Conservation Society's long-term field studies of the Andean bear have led to the development of protected areas throughout the bear's habitat along the slopes of the Andean mountains from Venezuela to Peru. Field . . . Map (db m193613) HM
58New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — What's Amazing about this Aviary?
On Zoo Path just south of United Nations Avenue North when traveling east.
It's a geodesic dome and was originally the Winston Churchill Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair. This 175-foot-wide dome, an original display at the 1964 World's Fair here in Flushing, Queens, took only about a week to erect. It was one of . . . Map (db m193595) HM
59New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — William A. Shea Municipal Stadium
Near Roosevelt Avenue near Grand Central Parkway. Reported missing.
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
60New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — World’s Largest Map
Near Avenue of the States south of United Nations Avenue S, on the right when traveling north.
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
61New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — World’s Largest Suspension Roof
Near Avenue of the States south of United Nations Avenue S, on the right when traveling north.
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
62New York, Queens County, Queens, Corona — Zoos Working TogetherConservation in the Zoo
Near Zoo Bridge at Zoo Path, on the left when traveling east.
The Queens Zoo works with other U.S. zoos to monitor and coordinate breeding of these endangered birds, through a Species Survival Plan® (SSP) for thick-billed parrots. To Breed or Not Too Breed Since 2001, . . . Map (db m193604) HM
63New York, Queens County, Queens, East Elmhurst — In Honor of Queens FirefightersF. D. N.Y. — September 11, 2001 —
On Astoria Blvd, East.
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
64New York, Queens County, Queens, East Elmhurst — Lent Homestead
On 19th Road west of 19th Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
This Colonial Dutch Farmhouse, probably built in 1729 by Abraham Lent. Grandson of Abraham Riker, is one of the oldest in New York City, in 1797 it became the property of the Rapeiye FamilyMap (db m200280) HM
65New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — 9/11 Memorial
On 31st Avenue at 79th Street, on the right when traveling west on 31st Avenue.
In loving memory of those lost on September 11, 2001. God bless AmericaMap (db m193111) WM
66New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Alfred M. Butts1900 - 1993
On 35th Avenue just west of 82nd Street, on the left when traveling west.
The architect and artist who designed this education building invented "Scrabble" in 1931. Other members of the church congregation and Butts' wife, Nina helped create and perfect the popular game.Map (db m193112) HM
67New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Aspinwall HouseFlushing Freedom Mile
On Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A) just east of Union Street, on the right when traveling east.
One-half block west of this marker stood the Aspinwall House, built by John Aspinwall in 1762. Aspinwall was a retired sea captain and a founder of St. George Church, located a few blocks away. During the American Revolution, the house was . . . Map (db m193360) HM
68New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Bowne House37-01 Bowne St.
On Bowne Street just south of 37th Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
About the House The original Anglo-Dutch farmhouse was built before 1661 by John Bowne, an English settler in Flushing. Bowne is remembered for his successful defense of religious liberty in the face of persecution by Dutch Director General . . . Map (db m193357) HM
69New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Bowne HouseFlushing Freedom Mile
On Bowne Street just south of 37th Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
This house, built by John Bowne in 1661, featured prominently in the early struggle for religious freedom in America. It was the first place of worship for Flushing's Quakers, who were forbidden by Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant to practice . . . Map (db m193358) HM
70New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Column of JerashFlushing Meadow – Corona Park
Near United Nations Avenue South.
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
71New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Daniel Carter Beard SquareFlushing Freedom Mile
On Main Street at Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A), on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
This square, dedicated in 1943, is named for one of Flushing's most distinguished residents. Daniel Carter Beard (1850-1941) was a civil engineer, illustrator, and naturalist, and a founder of the Boy Scouts of America. Born in Cincinnati . . . Map (db m193404) HM
72New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Flushing Civil War Monument
On Northern Boulevard at Linden Place, in the median on Northern Boulevard.
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
73New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Flushing High SchoolFlushing Freedom Mile
On Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A) just east of Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
Flushing High School was the first public secondary school in New York City, receiving its charter from the State of New York in 1875. At the time, Flushing was an independently governed township with a population of 15,000. Until Flushing High . . . Map (db m193421) HM
74New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Flushing Public ArtFlushing Freedom Mile
On Lippman Plaza just south of 39th Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Reported damaged.
Two artists have been commissioned to create sculptures and murals as part of the New York City Economic Development Corporation's and the New York City Department of City Planning's effort to enhance Flushing's streetscape. The artists were . . . Map (db m193364) HM
75New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Flushing State ArmoryFlushing Freedom Mile
On Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A) just west of Union Street, on the right when traveling east.
This site could be considered the birthplace of religious freedom in America. It was here, on December 27, 1657, that a group of brave Flushing freeholders issued a proclamation calling for religious tolerance. One of these men, Michael Milner, . . . Map (db m193418) HM
76New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Flushing Town Hall
On Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A) just east of Linden Place, on the right when traveling west.
This fine example of a small Town Hall of the Civil War period was where the Flushing Volunteer Artillery Unit mustered to join the Union Army. It served Flushing as a Town Hall until 1900, when Flushing became part of New York City and the building . . . Map (db m193411) HM
77New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Flushing Town HallFlushing Freedom Mile
On Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A) just east of Linden Place, on the right when traveling west.
This striking Romanesque Revival structure was built in 1862, and served as Flushing's town hall until 1898, when the Village of Flushing was incorporated into New York City. For many years Town Hall was at the center of Flushing's social, . . . Map (db m193413) HM
78New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Former RKO Keith's TheatreFlushing Freedom Mile
On Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A) at Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Northern Boulevard.
The RKO Keith's Flushing Theatre opened on Christmas Day, 1928, as the Keith-Albee Vaudeville Theatre. In its heyday, performers such as Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Roy Rogers, Jack Benny, Mae West and the Marx Brothers graced its stage. . . . Map (db m193407) HM
79New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Fox Oaks
On Bowne Street, on the right when traveling west.
Here stood the Fox Oaks beneath whose branches George Fox founder of the Society of Friends preached June 7th 1672.Map (db m161513) HM
80New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Friends Meeting HouseFlushing Freedom Mile
On Northern Blvd. (New York State Route 25A) at Linden Place, on the right when traveling east on Northern Blvd..
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 . . . Map (db m42964) HM
81New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — 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
82New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — George Fox StoneFlushing Freedom Mile
On Bowne Street just north of 37th Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
This stone commemorates one of the most important events in the history of the Quaker community in Flushing. On this site on June 7, 1672, George Fox, the founder of the Religious Society of Friends, preached a sermon. Fox, an Englishman, . . . Map (db m193359) HM
83New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Hon. Alfred J. Kennedy
On Main Street at Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A), on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
★ A tribute to ★ 1898 - 1902 Dedicated and erected to the memory of Hon. Alfred J. Kennedy Commander in Chief United Spanish War Veterans 1937 - 1938 Company F 22nd Reg't N.Y. Vol. Inf. Citizen . . . Map (db m193405) WM
84New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — John Bowne House
Near Bowne Street at 37th Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
John Bowne House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m152258) HM
85New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Kingsland
On 37th Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
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
86New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Kingsland HomesteadFlushing Freedom Mile
On 37th Avenue, 0.1 miles west of Parsons Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Reported damaged.
This house is the only surviving example of 18th century architecture in Flushing. It was built ca. 1785 by Charles Doughty, a Quaker farmer, and was named "Kingsland" by his son-in-law, Joseph King. King was an English sea captain who bought the . . . Map (db m193347) HM
87New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Kingsland Homestead143-35 37th Ave.
On 37th Avenue, 0.1 miles west of Parsons Boulevard, on the right when traveling west.
About the Homestead The Homestead was built between 1774 and 1785. Captain Joseph King first purchased this farmhouse from his father-in-law in 1801 and named it "Kingsland." His family and their descendants lived here until the 1930s. . . . Map (db m193349) HM
88New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Lewis H. Latimer House34-41 137th Street
On Leavitt Street just north of 137th Street, on the left when traveling north.
About the House Lewis Howard Latimer [1848-1928] was an African American inventor, son of fugitive slaves, self-taught poet, and painter. His historic Victorian home in Flushing, Queens, is now a New York City Landmark and museum, operated . . . Map (db m193420) HM
89New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Louis Armstrong House
On 107th Street south of 34th Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
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
90New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Macedonia A.M.E. ChurchFlushing Freedom Mile
On Union Street just south of 37th Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
The Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church is the third oldest religious organization in Flushing. It started out in 1811 as the African Methodist Society, and welcomed a diverse congregation consisting of blacks, whites and Native . . . Map (db m193361) HM
91New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Margaret Carman GreenFlushing Freedom Mile
On Bowne Street at 37th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Bowne Street.
Flushing is considered to be the "Birthplace of Horticulture" in the New World. The first tree nursery in America was established in Flushing by William Prince in 1937. Others soon followed. These nurseries were widely known for their beauty. It . . . Map (db m193353) HM
92New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Orange Trail / Green TrailFlushing Freedom Mile
On Lippman Plaza just south of 39th Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Reported damaged.
Orange Trail 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 . . . Map (db m193363) HM
93New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Quaker Meeting House
On Northern Blvd. (New York State Route 25A) at Linden Place, on the right when traveling east on Northern Blvd..
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
94New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — Remsen CemeteryRemsen Family Cemetery
On Trotting Course Lane at Metropolitan Avenue and Alderton Street, on the right when traveling north on Trotting Course Lane.
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
95New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — St. George's ChurchOld Parish House and Graveyard
On Main Street just south of 38th Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
This notable Gothic Revival church is the congregation's third building on the site since 1746. The building's large size reflects the importance of Flushing as a major regional center in the 19th century. Erected in 1853-54, St. George's Church is . . . Map (db m193385) HM
96New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — St. George's ChurchLandmarks of New York
On Main Street just south of 38th Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
This Episcopal church, completed in 1854, succeeds earlier ones built on this site in 1746 and 1821. Its design in Gothic style is the work of Wills & Dudley. The congregation organized in 1702, received a charter from King George III in 1761. . . . Map (db m193403) HM
97New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — The Bowne House
On Bowne Street just south of 37th Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Erected by John Bowne in 1661. Earliest meeting place in Flushing of the Society of Friends.Map (db m193355) HM
98New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — The Lewis H. Latimer House MuseumFlushing Freedom Mile
On Leavitt Street at 137th Street, on the left when traveling north on Leavitt Street.
Lewis Howard Latimer was one of the most significant innovators in early electricity pioneering. He purchased this house in 1902 and lived there until his death in 1928. Along with Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, Latimer helped usher in . . . Map (db m193419) HM
99New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — The Weeping Beech Tree
On 37th Avenue, on the right.
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
100New York, Queens County, Queens, Flushing — The Weeping Beech TreeFlushing Freedom Mile
On 37th Avenue just west of Parsons Boulevard, on the right when traveling west.
The Weeping Beech Tree that once stood in this park was the first of its species to grow in this country. It was planted in 1847 by Samuel Bowne Parsons, a Flushing nursery owner. Parsons, who provided Manhattan's Central Park with many of its . . . Map (db m193351) HM

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