At the turn of the 20th century, the neighborhood known as Jackson Heights was originally called Trains Meadow, a sprawling area covered by acres of farmland and rolling hills. Its only inhabitants were homesteaders who lived in their ancient wood-framed dwellings with spreads occupied by barns, horse stables, cabbage patches, and beehives. Overgrowing populations in Manhattan and Brooklyn led developers to Queens County to transform that landscape into Jackson Heights. Headed by Edward Archibald MacDougall, the ambitious ...

Jackson Heights 2013, Arcadia Publishing (SC)

ISBN-13: 9780738598338

Trade paperback

Jackson Heights 2013, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531666378