The first (black and white) photograph shows Colonial Hall on Union Turnpike
shortly before beginning the excavation that would create the canyon called the Interboro Parkway
(today's Jackie Robinson Parkway). It is one of the few photographs I know of that show what Union Turnpike was like before the cut. The second black and white photograph shows the lobby of Colonial Hall
at this same time. If anyone has access to the lobby of Colonial Hall and can send me a photograph of what it looks like today, I will post it here.
[Black and white images from the Queens Borough Public Library, Long Island Division, Kew Gardens Collection.
If you have pictures of yourself showing any Kew Gardens locale in the background, email me high resolution jpegs and I will post them here as space permits.
To download a copy of the Queens Courier's
Sept. 2003 article about Old Kew Gardens.com, click on one of the following links. Turn off your browser's auto-resize if the JPEG text appears too small to read.
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