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North Richmond Hill

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Suburban style historic neighborhood

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Borough : Queens
Neighborhood : Richmond Hill
Residential, Gathering Place

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Forgotten NY profile of Richmond Hill "Queens Victorian"
Richmond Hill Historical Society


Ivan Mrakovcic (Richmond Hill Historical Society)

North Richmond Hill is a wealth of Victorian-era architecture with tree-lined streets, near the southeastern corner of Forest Park, representing the movement of the middle class to the rail-oriented suburbs prior to the advent of the automobile. The vernacular architecture is rich in Victorian detailing and form, swimming in a sea of trees, all in the shadows of Forest Park. Nineteenth century reformer Jacob Riis lived here and Teddy Roosevelt visited.

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