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Queens, New York City 


Historical Buildings in Flushing

There are several historical buildings located in the Queens neighborhood of Flushing. One of them is the Quaker Meeting House, built in 1694 by Quakers from England when it was still under Dutch rule. The building is heavily timbered yet simple in design with its wooden floors, walls, roofs, and benches. The Quaker Meeting House has been a place of worship for Quakers for the last 300 years, and today opens to visitors for short tours every Sunday around noon.
Quaker Meeting House in Flushing, Queens (New York City)

Quaker Meeting House by Dmadeo

Built in 1661, the Bowne House is believed to be the oldest building in Queens. The wooden Bowne House was home for several generations of the Bowne family, until converted into a museum in 1947. Another historical building is the Kingsland Homestead, located in Weeping Beech Park and nearby Browne House. Constructed in 1774, the building today is home of the Queens Historical Society.

The first St. George's Episcopal Church dates back to 1761, when it was a mission church under the Church of England. Built in 1854, the current St. George's Episcopal Church is the third church built on the site. The Flushing Town Hall was constructed in 1862 and once the center of social and political life in Flushing. Today, the Town Hall serves as a gallery and performance venue for the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts. 
Flushing Town Hall in Queens, New York City

Flushing Town Hall by Jim Henderson 

Constructed in 1866, the Civil War Monument is dedicated to soldiers from Flushing who lost their lives during the American Civil War. The memorial is located in the middle of Northern Boulevard between Union and Linden Streets. The Flushing Armory was built in 1905 and once used by New York City’s National Guards, as a homeless shelter, and today by the city's Police Department (NYPD).

Flushing Armory in Queens, New York City

Flushing Armory by Jim Henderson


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