Many of us living in Fresh Meadows attended the local schools,
so it's natural that any web pages or blog will discuss both.
I've tried to separate out my school pages but there's too much overlap to totally separate it all.
Many of us attended Lewis Carroll School PS 179
(or PS 26 Rufus King School)
|and then George J. Ryan Junior High School 216|
and then Francis Lewis High School
(or Jamaica High School)
Vintage photos from the 13 story buildingThe rental office is in the 13 story building
(was in the shopping plaza near Bloomingdale's),
so the hall is full of these lovely vintage photos!
I'm sorry for my reflection in the glass.
188 acres (the Oak Grove is 6 acres)
3,008 apartments in 137: 2-4 story buildings
600 apartments in the 2: 13 story buildings
I am unsure the 20 story building is included in these numbers.
Wonderful aerial views, BEFORE the LIE or 20 story building.
The Power Plant's tall smokestack is clearly in the center of it all.
|That corner is now the Citibank, looking along 188 St.|
This traffic oval remains un-named,
despite the other one being Edgar G. Holmes Jr. circle
and 188 St being Saul Weprin St
|Dig that wood street sign, and ham radio antenna on the roof.|
|Duplexes, before all the hedges grew in.|
|The 20 story building is already completed.|
|The bay windows were a feature!|
21. EDGAR G.10 HOLMES was born 1909 in Brooklyn, NY. He married FLORENCE CELESTE HEATH. Children of EDGAR HOLMES and FLORENCE HEATH are: EDGAR G.11 HOLMES, JR, b. 1932; d. July 09, 1950. Edgar G. Holmes Jr. was killed in action in the Korean War at the age of 18. He was actually the first New Yorker (in NY state) killed in the war on July 9th, 1950, and has an oval/rotary dedicated in his honor in Fresh Meadows (Queens) New York.
Entry: 10320 507th Antiaircraft Artillery AW Bn - Mobile Looking for info on Edgar G. Holmes Jr. (Gilbert) John B. Holmes wrote on 2000-07-13 01:24:06.0 Comments: I came across your posting and I believe that my father's brother was in the 507 AAA battalion as well. Edgar was the first New Yorker to be killed in Korea, July 9th, 1950, and there is an oval / circle in his honor in Fresh Meadows, Queens. See the following link: http://queenstribune.com/news/#deadline10 Our family is looking for any information on Edgar's (Gilbert's) death and any comrades that may have known him while in Korea. Thank you, John B. Holmes 917-679-7609