Kew Gardens

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Kew Gardens, Queens, evolved with the dawn of the 20th century. The lush, hilly terrain—"the backbone of Long Island"—is situated north of the Victorian village of Richmond Hill. In 1910, Alrick Hubble Man noted the 1909 completion of the Queensborough Bridge and envisioned a modern sister community to Richmond Hill in this northern terrain. He developed Kew Gardens, offering people the ability to have homes in an area of breathtaking country beauty while continuing to work in the city. The century-old Kew Gardens Civic Association, formed in 1914, remains a vibrant, active organization. Its members were a large force behind the advancements in Kew Gardens; in 1915, they fought for underground wiring to prevent the installation of unsightly electric poles, and they continue to serve the community today.
ISBN: 9781467120722
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 227
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
This extraordinary book, a monumental work lovingly crafted with great reverence and accuracy, was researched, developed, and written by a group of academically gifted young students of the award-winning Aquinas Honor Society of the Immaculate Conception School, under the direction of respected teacher, author, and local historian Carl Ballenas. They previously partnered on the books Jamaica Estates and Jamaica. Ballenas is also the coauthor of Richmond Hill and Maple Grove Cemetery.
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