Monday, October 29, 2012
Elmhurst site is, indeed, a cemetery
"Re: Past article regarding possible cemetery in Elmhurst.
I have attached a link to the nypl digital archives.
This is a map from the 1900s, but you might already know Elmhurst queens was founded in the mid-1600s.
And here's another indicating it was a Methodist Episcopal church with African cemetery.
There was a cemetery on that whole block of construction as the map reveals."
Well, there doesn't seem to be any stopping of work. So much for dead bodies.