Douglaston Hill Historic District

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Douglaston Hill Historic District
Zion Episcopal Church Rectory, built 1890
Douglaston Hill Historic District is located in New York City
Douglaston Hill Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Douglaston Pkwy., Northern Blvd., 244th St., 243rd St., and Long Island RR, Douglaston, New York
Coordinates 40°46′3″N 73°44′43″W / 40.76750°N 73.74528°W / 40.76750; -73.74528Coordinates: 40°46′3″N 73°44′43″W / 40.76750°N 73.74528°W / 40.76750; -73.74528
Area 22.5 acres (9.1 ha)
Architect Hamilton, William J.; Stuart, John, et al.
Architectural style Queen Anne, Shingle Style, et al.
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 00001016[1]
Added to NRHP August 31, 2000

Douglaston Hill Historic District is a national historic district in Douglaston, Queens, New York. It includes 83 contributing buildings and two contributing sites. The buildings include Zion Episcopal Church (1830), houses and garages, and commercial buildings. The sites are Zion cemetery and public park. It was laid out with very large lots in 1853, at the very beginning of a movement in the United States to create suburban gardens. The buildings include a number of fine examples of late-19th- and early 20th-century architectural styles such as Queen Anne, Shingle Style, and Colonial Revival. The majority of the buildings date between 1890 and 1940.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1] The area was recognized as a Historic District of New York City in December 2004 by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.[3]

In 2012, some numbered streets in the historic district were renamed to their original names, with 43rd Avenue becoming Pine Street.[4]

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