From DNA Info:
The building that once housed Jamaica High School, designed by prominent Brooklyn architect William Tubby in the Dutch Revival style, was granted New York City landmark status, the Landmarks Preservation Commission announced Tuesday.
The three-story building on Hillside Avenue, constructed in 1896, housed Jamaica High School until 1927.
Tubby, known for his historical revival style projects, also designed the Pratt Institute Library in Brooklyn.
He chose the Dutch Revival style for Jamaica to acknowledge the area’s earliest European settlers, according to information provided by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Contrasting decorative details, stepped gables, arched windows and a tall roof with high chimneys are typical elements of the style, according to the commission.