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Forgotten Queens, New York (Images of America Series)

Forgotten Queens, New York (Images of America Series)

by Kevin Walsh, the Greater Astoria Historical Society
     
 

In the early years of the 20th century, Queens County underwent an enormous transformation. The Queensboro Bridge of 1909 forever changed the landscape of this primarily rural area into the urban metropolis it is today. Forgotten Queens shows New York's largest borough between the years 1920 and 1950, when it was adorned with some of the finest model housing and

Overview


In the early years of the 20th century, Queens County underwent an enormous transformation. The Queensboro Bridge of 1909 forever changed the landscape of this primarily rural area into the urban metropolis it is today. Forgotten Queens shows New York's largest borough between the years 1920 and 1950, when it was adorned with some of the finest model housing and planned communities anywhere in the country. Victorian mansions, cookie-cutter row houses, fishing shacks, and beachside bungalows all coexisted next to workplaces and commercial areas. Beckoning with the torch of the new century and a bright promise for those who dared to pioneer its urban wilderness, Queens flourished as a community. Through vintage photographs being seen by the public for the first time, the five wards of Queens are highlighted for their unique character and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467120654
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
12/09/2013
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
304,431
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Legendary tour guide Kevin Walsh, whose blog, Forgotten New York, has twice been ranked by the Village Voice in their Best of NYC list, has partnered with the Greater Astoria Historical Society, a dynamic group known throughout New York City for their vigorous efforts in community preservation, lively programming, and imaginative history articles. This is the society's sixth book with Arcadia Publishing.

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