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Offline Avela

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Vintage Photo Gallery
« on: November 23, 2007, 05:48:25 PM »
You can go to www.queenspix.com to see some old pictures of Jackson Heights as well as other queen's neighborhoods.

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Re: Vintage Photo Gallery
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 12:00:30 AM »
There are some nice photos of "Vintage Jackson Heights" on this site
http://www.jacksonheightsproperties.com/agent/weather.php?username=vsimkhov

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Re: Vintage Photo Gallery
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2008, 12:27:33 AM »
The Library of Congress website has a few interesting vintage photos of Jackson Heights, including interior and exterior views of the old Field's Department store that was located on 82nd Street, in addition to some others.

Click on the blue button reading "Search the Catalog" and then type in Jackson Heights to perform the search:

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html
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Re: Vintage Photo Gallery
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008, 12:29:43 AM »
(I hope this hasn't been posted before; I did a search for it first).

http://www.forgotten-ny.com/NEIGHBORHOODS/jacksonheights/jackson.html
Forgotten-NY.com website has some great pics of the neighborhood.  It's a few years old at this point.
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Re: Vintage Photo Gallery
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008, 10:38:04 PM »
great photos.  my friend is a history buff so I sent him the link. thanks.
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Re: Vintage Photo Gallery
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 03:41:29 PM »

Ice Skaters at Jackson Heights Model Playground, November 1939

The "Model Playground" is located at 84th Street and 30th Avenue, and is now known as Gorman Playground.
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Re: Vintage Photo Gallery
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2008, 10:14:00 PM »
Every building in NYC was photographed for tax purposes between 1939 - 1941.  You can order a copy of your building's photograph here:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/taxphotos/home.shtml

The photo of my building was amazing and invaluable, totally worth the fee.

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Re: Vintage Photo Gallery
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2008, 10:51:41 PM »
Multiple Jackson Heights postcards (make sure to view all three pages, 26 images total):

http://postcards.burtonandcompanyllc.com/selections.aspx

If like doesn't work go to the following link and select Jackson Heights:

http://postcards.burtonandcompanyllc.com/default.aspx
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Re: Vintage Photo Gallery
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2008, 09:50:43 PM »
This view looks north towards Roosevelt Ave Elevated Flushing Line Trains, from the confluence of Baxter Ave on the right and 82nd St on the left. The title reads 25th St. Elmhurst. For those with imagination, picture the Jackson Theatre on the right along with many retail stores which replaced the white building. Please note what appears to be a white wall on the the same plot just before the elevated trains.  It is said that ourdoor evening films were shown on that wall before the Jackson Theatre was constructed. On the left are some of the earliest private row houses built circa 1911. Some still stand covered by retail stores built in front of them.

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Re: Vintage Photo Gallery
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2008, 04:50:27 PM »
This view looks north towards Roosevelt Ave Elevated Flushing Line Trains, from the confluence of Baxter Ave on the right and 82nd St on the left. The title reads 25th St. Elmhurst.

You know I grew up at 76th Street, and the house plaque always had 125 19th Street on it.  I always wondered .. when did the streets in Jackson Heights (I am guessing roughly 14th to 30th) go to the present numbering system?

I know after the 1910s, because even before Is aw this post card, when I lived in the Greystones, I was the treasurer and wrote checks for the cooperation which was like 126(?) 23rd Street.
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Roosevelt Avenue, 1927
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Re: Roosevelt Avenue, 1927
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2009, 10:32:38 PM »
and no one doubled parked!  We could learn a bit from the past.

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Re: Vintage Photo Gallery
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2009, 03:39:24 PM »
I came across a few interesting photos of the Jackson Heights of yesteryear.  Among them is a photo of P.S. 69 dated May 28, 1949.  The accompanying description states that Rita Hayworth attended the school in her early teens.

Also included in the collection is a photo of the interior of a Bohacks supermarket located in Jackson Heights, and a photo of Eddie Arcaro, a famous jockey, during a hospital stay at Physicians Hospital.

There are a few more, so check them out!

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Re: Vintage Photo Gallery
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2009, 03:38:09 AM »
Every building in NYC was photographed for tax purposes between 1939 - 1941.  You can order a copy of your building's photograph here:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/taxphotos/home.shtml

The photo of my building was amazing and invaluable, totally worth the fee.

The City has just announced the availability of a second set of tax photographs, taken in the 1980s.  See the Tax Photographs site for more details.

This means that, for a price, it should be possible to purchase photos those old stores people have been reminiscing about.
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Re: Vintage Photo Gallery
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2009, 06:09:21 AM »
The City has just announced the availability of a second set of tax photographs, taken in the 1980s.  See the Tax Photographs site for more details.

This means that, for a price, it should be possible to purchase photos those old stores people have been reminiscing about.

This is so cool.  I'd love to see my old building, even though it looks the same, and my son's school pre construction (in fact it was my alma mater even then!)
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Re: Vintage Photo Gallery
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2009, 06:09:21 AM »