Elmhurst

Petition to Save the Elmhurst Carnegie Library

At a 2007 Newtown Civic Association meeting, James Van Bramer of the Queens Library, explained he is seeking dialogue from the community and preservationists. If enough people oppose the proposed demolition, he would be open to possibilities along the lines of historic preservation which highlight the much-needed expansion. Therefore, it is highly recommended that petition […]

Proposal To Save Elmhurst’s Carnegie Library

A letter to the Queens Library from Michael Perlman, a member of the Queens Preservation Council, and Chairman of Rego-Forest Preservation Council. Dear Mr. Van Bramer: My name is Michael Perlman, and I am a member of the Queens Preservation Council, and Chairman of Rego-Forest Preservation Council. As you may recall, we met last spring […]

Trying to Preserve a Busy, Historic Library in Queens

From the New York Times (alas, the article spends more energy talking about Queens’ ethnic diversity than the importance of preserrving its past, but the attention is appreciated): Seeking Protection for a Library With a Fabled Past By SAKI KNAFOSeptember 30, 2007 THE Elmhurst Community Library, a Georgian Revival building on Broadway and 51st Avenue […]

Save the Elmhurst Public Library!

Losing Our WayOp-Ed by Dr. Jeffrey A. Kroessler For more than a decade the Queens Borough Public Library has boasted the highest circulation of any library system in the country, and in all likelihood the world. This is quite an achievement considering that the institution serves the most diverse population on the planet. Since its […]

Meeting to Discuss Preservation of the Elmhurst Carnegie Library

Elmhurst’s “Carnegie” Library (86-01 Broadway), which has celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006, is now imminently endangered. This is one of the few potential landmarks left in Elmhurst with the rampant and tasteless development, and sites of nominal significance. A proposal is being considered that would replace this architectural, cultural, & historical gem in its […]

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