Queensmark Comes To Hunters Point

The Queens Historical Society is proud to present its third "Queensmark" awards, this time to Hunters 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 two communities so honored were Richmond Hill and College Point, in November 1996, and May 1997, respectively.

108th Police PrecinctFrom June through October of this year, the Society's Preservation Committee did a survey of Hunters Point, studying and examining its varied residential and commercial structures. By driving, walking, taking photographs, and discussing, the Committee finally narrowed its choices to those structures deserving of Queensmarks. Special beautiful bronze plaques are being awarded to the owners of the buildings.

Queensmark is 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,historical researchers, and a leader of a landmarked Historic District.

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art CenterAn 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.

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

Tour Hunters Point:
the Queensmark Awards

Caitlin Cahill

Row Houses
21-49, 51, 53 45th Road

Officer Vincent Martinelli

108th Police Precinct
5-47 50th Avenue

Gilda Incentalupo

Row Houses
10-33, 35, 37 51st Avenue

Rev. Raymond Schmidt

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
10-08 49th Avenue

Craig Spooner

Row Houses
44-61, 63, 65, 67, 69 23rd Street

Miriam Katz

Wooden Row Houses
10-48, 50, 52 46th Road

Capt. Vincent Sweeney

Engine Company 258, H&L 115
10-40 47th Avenue

Hank Stahler

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Avenue

Frank R. Ciavarella

Eclectic Group
5-38, 40, 42, 46 51st Avenue

Michael Krieger

Langley Apartment Building
45-17 21st Street

Raymond Gretch

Terracotta Apartment House
11-31 47th Road

Tour Richmond Hill, recipient of the first Queensmark Award!

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last revised December 22 1998

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