Monday, May 27, 2013

Forest Hills Gardens, Queens, New York

In 1909 the Russell Sage Foundation commissioned the architect Grosvenor Atterbury and the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. to plan a 175-acre community, modeled after the British "garden communities."  Atterbury designed 8 Markwood Rd. in 1920, the largest property.  Jules Gringos designed 239 Greenway South in 1925 for John Vincent Lawless Hogan, inventor of the fax machine.

239 Greenway South

tree lined streets
note aviary

8 Markwood Rd.
8 Markwood Rd.

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