Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cool post office


I stole this photo from Splitting Hairs in Forest Hills. Just wanted to say I never realized how cool this building was before I saw it on their blog.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Indeed, but the service inside still stinks. Long lines any given hour on any given day.

Jason in Kew Gardens said...

Really, Crappie? Hmm, that's a surprise.

It is in a nice location across the street from MacDonald Park along with a wide, clean sidewalk. I kind of wish they hadn't ripped out the hedge that used to be in front of it... Maybe that's why you never noticed it?

Queens Crapper said...

I had seen the building many times, just not from this perspective. I'm not one to hang out at MacDonald Park.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry.....
another architectural treasure
that'll be here today and gone tomorrow
if Melinda Katz and any of her real estate friends
have any designs on developing this site!

Landmark it.....you say ?

With the likes of Tierney & Betts at the LPC
it's not likely to happen very soon.

Oh......
maybe they'll save the art deco sculpture.

ken said...

interesting bas relief. What's it of?

Anonymous said...

This is a prime target awaiting higher density building.

Anonymous said...

This is Forest Hills' only building on the National Register of Historic Places:

http://www.oprhp.state.ny.us/hpimaging/default.asp

Anonymous said...

Being on the National Register doesn't mean squat
when it comes to protecting a building or a site.

The whole interior and site
of the RKO Keith's theater in Flushing
is still listed on the Register.

And all that remains is a portion of its interior
(ticket lobby & grand foyer)
because THAT is a designated NYC landmark.

dave in milwaukee said...

This is a beautiful building that I remember well from my childhood in FH in the 1960s. I hope it doesn't fall victim to crappification.

For a photo of this PO under construction in the 1930s (as well as many other remarkable photos of pre-crap Queens), visit www.queenspix.com.

Anonymous said...

Queenspix.com is a stupid a** site, illegally claiming copyrights on photos that are in the public domain and offering them up for sale.

Anonymous said...

Being that it's on the National Register of Historic Places, does make the case more solid for acquiring landmark status. It would be a worthwhile test of a government. In this case, the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Some shrubbery should be replanted, but not as high to detract from this World's Fair pavilion-inspired building.