Jamaica Estates, New York (Images of America Series)

Jamaica Estates, New York (Images of America Series)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738572550
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,273,592
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Jamaica Estates is an astounding visual journey documenting the unique history of this distinctive community from its picturesque rural beginnings to the vibrant multicultural neighborhood of today. The Aquinas Honor Society of the Immaculate Conception School, a group of young students under the direction of award-winning teacher, author, and local historian Carl Ballenas, has worked to capture the lost history of the community. Places, events, and noteworthy people are brought to life once more through more than 200 vintage photographs. Ballenas is the coauthor of Richmond Hill and Maple Grove Cemetery.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Mother Village: Jamaica 9

2 The Daughter Village: Jamaica Estates 43

3 The Passionist Parish: Immaculate Conception 67

4 People, Places, and Events: Making Jamaica Estates Unique 83

5 The Guardians: Civic Responsibility 123

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