Addisleigh Park Historic District designated

Addisleigh Park Historic District. Image Courtesy of LPC.

African-American enclave in suburban Queens was home to celebrated musicians, entertainers, and athletes. On February 1, 2011, Landmarks created the Addisleigh Park Historic District in the suburban neighborhood of St. Albans, Queens. The district includes more than 420 buildings built between 1910 and the 1930s and features Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, and Arts and Crafts architecture.

The area was originally developed as an all-white community; restrictive covenants … <Read More>

African-American enclave in Queens considered

Addisleigh Park was home to many famous African Americans,including Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, and W.E.B. DuBois. On March 23, 2010, Landmarks heard extensive testimony on the potential designation of a historic district in the Addisleigh Park section of St. Albans, Queens. Addisleigh Park is characterized by detached homes on large, landscaped lots, giving the neighborhood a suburban feel. Primarily developed between 1910 and the early 1930s, the area features homes in the English Tudor, Colonial, … <Read More>