Thursday, August 2, 2012
More of Flushing's history demolished
I thought you might be interested in the loss of another piece of Flushing history, too common place with NEW developers and their overseas financiers.
Well maintained and lived in until recent, a restored early American home is now under demolition to be replaced by a box. Previously owned by Christopher South.
Though there exists no momentum to save the home the only other equally important historical living entity that would remain here is the approx. 150 year old London Planetree street tree in front of the home. A tree likely with origins from the former Samuel Parsons Nursery.
But that tree may go as well. By the City's lack of concern and interest in tree preservation (the more large trees that can be irreparably damaged then over time cut and removed, the more new MillionTrees that can be planted) and based on past behavior by various agency representatives, this tree within the City right of way shall be destroyed by the developers excavators and long-term construction activity. That unless the public voices their concern.
LOCATION: 149-17 Sanford Ave / 149 Place.
Please find attached several current photos.