Thursday, January 17, 2008

Rodman Street, Flushing, 1940

Not sure where exactly this was but it's a pretty sure bet that the landscape there has changed dramatically.

13 comments:

mazeartist said...

Rodman Street was the old name for College Point Boulevard between Mount Hebron Cemetery and the Botanical Garden. It was named after the Rodman family, which owned land here from the colonial times until the early 20th century.

The entrance to Flushing Meadows on College Point Boulevard is called the Rodman Gate.

faster340 said...

and when the contractors get their hands on it it will be called "Queens Crap Gate"........................................

Anonymous said...

Flushing is now an appropriate name for the area.

Anonymous said...

there was a house on the intersection of saull st and franklin ave, it was said to be one of the oldest in flushing, it was someone's mansion back in the 1800s, and it was also a school house, later on, and all the property surrounding it was apple trees, it was an amazing house like the one in the picture, well needless to say there's a parking lot there now.

J. Watts said...

There was probably a Native American village there before this house and I bet they thought this Rodman St. house was crap. Change happens . . . deal with it or get out of the way.

georgetheatheist said...

j. watts: you aesthetically prefer a Beringian's tipi or mud-house to this exquisite pictured architecture?

Tommy Huang said...

I wish I lived back then.

My cousin John Liu and I ,
could have partnered up and bought
a lot of property like this to develop.

This site is totally underutilized !

Anonymous said...

That attitude doesn't sound like the "j.watts" I know......

j.r. said...

If that is the real "j.watts" posting......
he served his community well beyond the call of duty trying to prevent Flushing from becoming a dump.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Halleran
(prominent flushing realtor of his day)
would have proudly proclaimed with his
famous slogan,

"So this is Flushing"! (wow)

Today he would have amended it to,

"So THIS is Flushing "? (ugh).

Connie R said...

Mr. Halleran's office was right next to the Flushing Armory in what is now the Taiwan Center. I remember his slogan all over Flushing, but two places stand out in my mind. One, on the side of a building at Linden Place, across from his office the other, on top of the building at 162nd Street & Northern Boulevard.

That is a gorgeous house in the photo. There were so many beautiful homes in Flushing. It's hard to believe it's the same place where my family and I lived for so many years.

Anonymous said...

Now F-LIU-xhing looks like a Huang Kong slum !

Anonymous said...

This photograph is listed at the NYC Municipal archives as the Queensboro Hill Bowne Farmhouse taken 4.28.1927. The Bown family must have had two homes.