Douglaston Hill Historic District

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Douglaston Hill Historic District
NYC Landmark No. 2155, 2255
Zion Episcopal Church Douglaston 06.JPG
Zion Episcopal Church Rectory, built 1890
LocationRoughly bounded by Douglaston Pkwy., Northern Blvd., 244th St., 243rd St., and Long Island RR, Douglaston, New York
Coordinates40°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
Area22.5 acres (9.1 ha)
ArchitectHamilton, William J.; Stuart, John, et al.
Architectural styleQueen Anne, Shingle Style, et al.
NRHP reference No.00001016[1]
NYCL No.2155, 2255
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 31, 2000
Designated NYCLDecember 14, 2004 (original)
January 30, 2007 (extension)

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 New York City designated landmark district 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]


Catherine Turner Richardson Park, Douglaston Hill Historical District, Queens, NY


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Kathy Howe (June 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Douglaston Hill Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-16. See also: "Accompanying 36 photos".
  3. ^ Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates the Douglaston Hill Historic District in Queens Archived 2011-05-24 at the Wayback Machine, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, 2004-12-14
  4. ^ Sarah Maslin Nir (March 26, 2012). "In Queens, Taking a Step Back From Numbered Streets". The New York Times. Retrieved March 28, 2012.