Douglaston-Little Neck

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The neighborhoods of Douglaston and Little Neck are located on the northeastern frontier of Queens County. The gateway to the north shore of Long Island, both towns are linked not only geographically but through an illustrious history that dates back to the time of the Algonquin, who called the area Matinecock or “Place of the Hill Country.” In 1906, the Rickert-Finlay Realty Company helped develop Douglaston and Little Neck, featuring an architectural tapestry of Colonial and Tudor Revivals, English cottages, and Arts and Crafts–style homes. Douglaston quickly became a destination for artists and yachting enthusiasts while Little Neck quickly saw its conversion from farmland and quaint yet rustic country stores to a newly developed area of communities and hamlets that exemplified the American dream. Today an historic district, Douglaston includes homes designed by Josephine Wright Chapman, one of the nation’s earliest women architects, as well as the childhood home of pro tennis legend John McEnroe.
ISBN: 9781467105453
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 210
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jason D. Antos is the author of several Arcadia titles, including Images of America: Whitestone (2006), Images of Baseball: Shea Stadium (2007), Then & Now: Queens (2009), Then & Now: Flushing (2010), Images of America: Jackson Heights (2013), and Images of America: Corona (2015).
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