Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

14919 38th Ave, Flushing

DATE: 1891

Flushing Queens

Designated October 30, 2007

This is a rare surviving house from the first period of suburban development that took place in Flushing in the 1890s. The  area where the Voelker Orth House was built was called Murray Hill and was developed in the 1890s and early 1900s as a residential area that catered to wealthy businessmen.  Conrad Voelker was a German immigrant who ran a successful publishing and printing company and who used the new rail stop at Murray Hill to commute to his business in Manhattan. The house has an exuberant use of materials that include variously shaped wooden shingles, framed clapboard, colored and leaded glass and wooden roof shingles.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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