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In the Beginning
The Long Island Rail Road Station
Maple Grove Cemetery and Vicinity
Homes of Kew
Lefferts Boulevard and Vicinity
Queens Boulevard and Vicinity
Metropolitan Avenue and Vicinity
Kew Garden Apartments
Kew Gardens in the News
PS99 Photographs and More
Where Are They?
Kew Gardens Improvement Association
Links to Other Web Sites of Interest
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Map dated 1873
North Richmond Hill
So Kew Gardens began as just the northern part of Richmond Hill, and "North Richmond Hill" was how it was known. It was considered too hilly, and too far off the beaten path to be developed. With the aid of landscape architect, Edward Richmond, and real estate developer, Oliver Fowler, Albon Man turned the farmland south of the moraine into the planned, garden community of "Victorian" Richmond Hill.
Victorian" Richmond Hil
Kew Gardens: Urban Village in the Big City
pp. 10 - 11 (Kew Gardens Council for Recreation and the
A Peek at Richmond Hill Through the
Keyhole of Time
, p. 5 (1994)
Victorian Richmond Hill
, p. 19 (Richmond Hill Chapter,
Queens Historical Society 1980)
Vincent F. Seyfried & William Asadorian,
Old Queens, N.Y.
in Early Photographs
, p. 118 (Dover Publ. 1991).