Flushing Town Hall

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Flushing Town Hall
Flushing Town Hall jeh.JPG
Flushing Town Hall, April 2009
Flushing Town Hall is located in New York City
Flushing Town Hall
Flushing Town Hall is located in New York
Flushing Town Hall
Flushing Town Hall is located in the US
Flushing Town Hall
Location 137-35 Northern Blvd., New York, New York
Coordinates 40°45′50″N 73°49′49″W / 40.76389°N 73.83028°W / 40.76389; -73.83028Coordinates: 40°45′50″N 73°49′49″W / 40.76389°N 73.83028°W / 40.76389; -73.83028
Area less than one acre
Built 1862
NRHP Reference #

72000904

[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972
Designated NYCL July 30, 1968

Flushing Town Hall is a historic Town Hall located on Northern Boulevard at Linden Place in the Flushing section of the New York City borough of Queens. Formerly, it served as the seat of government of the village of Flushing, established as Vlissingen in 1645, until the consolidation with New York City in 1898. It was built in 1862 and is a 2-story, three-by-six-bay, brick building with basement and attic. A style of architecture that originated in Germany, Rundbogenstil ("round arch style"), was used here and in a number of American buildings of the Civil War Era. The earliest photographs show the building to have been painted a light color. The use of paint was discontinued following adhesion problems during a restoration. A small rear wing was added in 1938 containing a block of jail cells. The front facade features a triple arched portico topped by a classic entablature with low balustrade.[2] The building houses the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA).

It was listed as a New York City Landmark in 1968 and on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Stephen S. Lash (April 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Flushing Town Hall". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-16.  See also: "Accompanying photo". 

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