Historic Houses of Queens

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Publishing 5/10/2021
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Overview
These mailable vintage-photograph postcards showcase a curated group of historically impressive houses in Queens, New York. A mix of farmsteads, mansions, seaside escapes, and architecturally significant community dwellings, these homes were owned by America’s forefathers, nouveau riche industrialists, Wall Street tycoons, and prominent African American entertainers from the Jazz Age. Rufus King, a senator and the youngest signer of the US Constitution, operated a large family farm in Jamaica, while piano manufacturer extraordinaire William Steinway lived in a 27-room, granite and bluestone Italianate villa in Astoria. Local musicians include Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lena Horne.
Details
ISBN: 9781467106849
Format: Postcard Pack
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: New York
Series: Postcards of America
Images: 200
Pages: 15
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 4.25 (h)
Author
Rob MacKay is a longtime, award-winning community journalist who currently works for the Queens Economic Development Corporation. As part of his job, he operates various social media channels that promote the borough’s restaurants, shops, and tourism attractions. His interest in writing this book grew organically—and intensely—after he became a trustee of the Queens Historical Society.
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