Day 15

Queensmarking

January 14th, 2012



Given little attention by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission, Queens started its own (short-lived) Queensmark program. I didn't know anything about this program until I noticed a plaque on the side of the house with the spiral Christmas lights in the yard. As it turns out, this entire block of houses was Queensmarked: "This row of Tudor style homes with tile roofs was built in the 1920s to cater to a middle class looking for a uniform, almost suburban ambiance."

2 Comments

  1. Peacefulbird says:

    uniform, suburban ambiance they have indeed

  2. Karen Too says:

    Any outward uniform look can become a bit boring, but it’s too bad the program did not catch on.

    I also had never heard of it until now, and would enjoy learning more about the history of this area, and others.

    Fortunately, we have Matt for that now. :-D

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