Day 1268

St. Monica Cemetery

June 20th, 2015

Along with Prospect Cemetery, First Methodist Church of Jamaica Cemetery, and the facade and bell tower of St. Monica's Church, St. Monica Cemetery, which appears to date back to the mid-1800s, is one of the few survivors from the days before York College came to town and wiped out 50 acres of South Jamaica that had, by the late 1960s, become an impoverished landscape of "tattered old homes, junk yards and parking lots". Compare aerial images from 1951 and 2012 to see how radically the area has been transformed. St. Monica Cemetery is the squarish open space at the southwest corner of Liberty Avenue and 160th Street.

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