Friday, January 4, 2008

Astoria's door to the past

From Forgotten NY:

The Brooklyn Museum recently donated a colonial relic to the Greater Astoria Historical Society -- a door that was part of the historic Blackwell Mansion in Ravenswood, Queens, likely built in 1730 by patriarch Jacob Blackwell (1692-1744)

Behind the Gray Door


Anonymous said...

Wow, that's awesome!

Anonymous said...

That's not awesome at all.

Astoria is supposed to be content
with a crumb.....the gift of a colonial era door
(impressive as it may be) ?

Let's all genuflect and praise the Lord !

Meanwhile back at the lazy LPC ranch....
Old Astoria Village escapes landmarking
and is doomed for destruction!

Anonymous said...

Its about time. The develpers and junk dealers have been mining that community for its heritage for years. Local historians (we know who you are J. and R.) even sent stuff out of the community for their own agenda.

Glad to see them stand up and make an effort to keep their heritage.

Other communities should do the same.

Anonymous said...

You should see what
the Squire Demolition Company
(contracted by Tommmy Huang)
stripped from Flushing's RKO Keith's Theater
that "left" the community !

You'd cry!