Founded in the earlier 1900s, Jamaica Estates “in the Borough of Queens has maintained its character from its founding” says Councilmember James Gennaro from the book’s introduction. The area’s country beauty still remains an attractive feature for incoming residents.
In over 200 vintage photographs, local author Carl Ballenas and the Aquinas Honor Society of the Immaculate Conception School provides an astounding visual journey documenting the unique history of this distinctive community from its picturesque rural beginnings to the vibrant multicultural neighborhood of today.
Highlights of Jamaica Estates:
• Features never before seen vintage photographs from both public and private collections
• Showcases the Immaculate Conception Parish and its impact on the Jamaica Estates community
• Brings to live places, events and noteworthy people of the community
• Details how Jamaica Estates was formed from Jamaica
Funding for the book was made possible by Councilman James Gennaro.
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