Queensmark Comes To College Point

The Queens Historical Society is proud to present its second "Queensmark" awards, this time to College Point. This semi-annual program was created to honor those structures and sites in Queens communities that deserve special recognition because of outstanding architectural, cultural, or historical significance. The first community so honored was Richmond Hill, in November 1996.

Austin Isherwood
14-10 136th Street

From January through April of this year, the Society's Preservation Committee did a survey of College Point, studying and examining its varied residential and commercial structures. By driving, walking, taking photographs, and ongoing discussions, the Committee finally narrowed its choices to twelve structures deserving of Queensmarks. Special beautiful bronze plaques are being awarded to the owners of the buildings.

Queensmarks will be presented each Spring and Fall in a different Queens neighborhood. In each case, community groups and/or leaders are consulted.

Queens Historical Society strongly feels that a Queensmark should maintain the high criteria that characterize a Landmark designation. To that end, the Preservation Committee includes an architect, an architectural historian, researchers, and a landmarked Historic District leader.

An ultimate goal of the Society is to increase the awareness and sensitivity of Queens residents to the Borough's heritage and history as expressed in its built environment, whether a house, a factory, a park, or a store. These, and various other structures, all present a story of the past, and, in their own ways, are as much a part of that past as any will, deed, or old newspaper clipping.

Charles Motz
13-24 119th Street
(Flessel Restaurant)

By developing an increased pride in our borough, its various communities, individually, and collectively, can preserve our heritage, and secure it against unwelcome and unnecessary changes.

College Point
Queensmark Awards

James and Valentina Klevan
123-19 6th Avenue

Charles Motz
13-24 119th Street
(Flessel Restaurant)

Canada Dry
18-10, 18-20 119th Street

Joseph Keil
8-01 119th Street

Gelmart Industries
20-20 129th Street

Austin Isherwood
14-10 136th Street

Phillip Dubson
122-18 18th Avenue

First Reformed Church
First Reformed Church
(Reverend William Cameron)
118-01 14th Avenue

James and Ellen Stevenson
6-01 College Point Boulevard

Beech Court Home Owners
Beech Court

College Point
Queensmark Ceremony
May 17, 1997

Eva Rohan
11 -41 123rd Street

Poppenhusen Branch,
Queens Borough Public Library
121-23 14th Avenue

Tour Richmond Hill, recipient of the first Queensmark Award!

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last revised 8/6/97
by David Goldfarb