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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Flushing, New York

 
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1New York (Queens County), Flushing — Aspinwall House — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
2New York (Queens County), Flushing — Bowne House — 37-01 Bowne St.
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
3New York (Queens County), Flushing — Bowne House — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
4New York (Queens County), Flushing — Daniel Carter Beard Square — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
5New 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
6New York (Queens County), Flushing — Flushing High School — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
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7New York (Queens County), Flushing — Flushing Public Art — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
8New York (Queens County), Flushing — Flushing State Armory — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
9New York (Queens County), Flushing — Flushing Town Hall
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
10New York (Queens County), Flushing — Flushing Town Hall — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
11New York (Queens County), Flushing — Former RKO Keith's Theatre — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
12New 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
13New York (Queens County), Flushing — Friends Meeting House — Flushing 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 . . . Map (db m42964) HM
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14New York (Queens County), Flushing — George Fox Stone — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
15New York (Queens County), Flushing — Hon. Alfred J. Kennedy
★ 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
16New York (Queens County), Flushing — John Bowne House
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
17New 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
18New York (Queens County), Flushing — Kingsland Homestead — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
19New York (Queens County), Flushing — Kingsland Homestead — 143-35 37th Ave.
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
20New York (Queens County), Flushing — Lewis H. Latimer House — 34-41 137th Street
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
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21New York (Queens County), Flushing — Macedonia A.M.E. Church — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
22New York (Queens County), Flushing — Margaret Carman Green — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
23New York (Queens County), Flushing — Orange Trail / Green Trail — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
24New 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
25New York (Queens County), Flushing — St. George's Church — Old Parish House and Graveyard
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
26New York (Queens County), Flushing — St. George's Church — Landmarks of New York
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
27New York (Queens County), Flushing — The Bowne House
Erected by John Bowne in 1661. Earliest meeting place in Flushing of the Society of Friends.Map (db m193355) HM
28New York (Queens County), Flushing — The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
29New 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
30New York (Queens County), Flushing — The Weeping Beech Tree — Flushing Freedom Mile
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
31New York (Queens County), Flushing — Welcome to Flushing — Flushing Freedom Mile
Founded in 1645 as the first permanent settlement in Queens, Flushing has a rich and exciting history. Originally called "Vissingen" by the Dutch, it started as a tiny, tranquil hamlet within the Dutch colony of New Netherland. Over the past 350 . . . Map (db m193362) HM
32New York (Queens County), Flushing — World War I Memorial
The World War In memory of those who gave their lives Charles Benjamin Allen • Raffaele Aumenta • Frederick Bansott • Lief Barclay • Frederick Beaver • Robert Thomas Beaver • James N. Blundell • Tomothy G. Brereton • . . . Map (db m193415) WM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022