Tony the Tour Guy's Blog

A not very regular series of posts on New York City history, historic preservation, genealogy and related themes.

Monday, July 25, 2005

The Hunter's Point Historic District

Most of us don't think of Long Island City as having many beautiful rowhouses. But the tiny Hunter's Point Historic District, right off of the 45 Road/Courthouse Square stop on the 7 train, has many interesting examples of late-19th Century homes, most very well-preserved.

Most of the houses are limestone and brick, although there are a couple of sandstone facades. Brownstone never caught on in Queens to any significant degree. Italianate is the most commonly seen architectural style, although you'll also see some Neo-Grec and Romanesque elements.

It's worth a visit to see this beautiful enclave.


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