English Garden Homes – Introduction

 

Buildings_IntroEnglishGardens2Between 1924 and 1928 the Queensboro Corporationbuilt rows of
what it called “English Garden Homes” along many of the side streets
in the eastern and western sections of Jackson Heights (east of 83rd
Street and west of 76th Street).

 

The houses were built of brick, in groups of two to six units, making them either fully attached or semi-attached.  Only three or four rows of houses were built as fully detached units.  And because they were built along the side streets, every house has both eastern and western exposures.

 

Buildings_IntroEnglishGardensMost of the houses are one-family dwellings of three to five bedrooms.  A few rows of two-family houses were built with a top-floor apartment of four rooms, which could either be used by the owners or rented to tenants.  All houses have a living room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor (for some reason, bathrooms were never included on the first floor).  The second and third floors each have two or three bedrooms and one bath.  The houses have fireplaces, either slate or terracotta tile roofs, and are typically of neo-Georgian, neo-Tudor or Romanesque design.  The architects of these homes included C.F. & D.E. McAvoy, Robert Tappan, Varrone & Glucroft, and Pierce Kieswetter.

While some houses have private driveways, most have party drives in the rear.  Garages are either detached, housing one or two cars, or built into the basement, located below the first floor’s dining room.  Some have backyards or small sitting areas directly adjacent to the house, while others have a backyard that lies across from the party drive.

 


 

Year Building Name Address Architect
1911 Rowhouses 37-46 to 37-60 83rd Street Charles Peck
1914 Laurel Court 33-05 to 33-21 82nd Street George H. Wells
1915 Penrhyn & Oban Courts 34-06 82nd Street & 81-14 34th Street George H. Wells
The Colonials 34-21 to 34-51 82nd Street George H. Wells
1916 Plymouth Court 35-16 to 35-50 82nd Street George H. Wells
Willow Court 35-35 and 35-45 82nd Street George H. Wells
1917 The Greystones 35-15 to 35-55 80th Street(Both Sides of the block) George H. Wells
1919 Linden Court 37-11 to 37-59 84th Street & 37-12 to37-60 85th Street Andrew J. Thomas
1921 Hampton Court 35-15 to 37-55 78th Street & 35-16 to35-56 79th Street George H. Wells
1922 Elm Court 34-27 to 34-49 79th Street & 34-28 to34-50 80th Street George H. Wells
Hawthorne Court 35-13 to 35-55 76th Street & 35-14 to35-58 77th Street George H. Wells
Laburnum Court 37-15 to 37-31 79th Street & 37-16 to37-32 80th Street George H. Wells
1923 The Chateau 34-05 to 34-47 80th Street & 34-06 to34-48 81st Street Andrew J. Thomas
Cambridge Court 37-13 to 37-57 85th Street & 37-14 to37-58 86th Street George H. Wells
Community Church 81-10 35th Avenue F.P Platt Bros.
Hayes Court 33-53 82nd Street & 33-54 83rd Street Andrew J. Thomas
1924 Ivy Court 34-09 83rd Street & 34-10 84th Street Andrew J. Thomas
The Towers 33-15 to 22-51 80th Street & 33-16 to33-52 81st Street Andrew J. Thomas
English Garden Homes 37-11 to 37-57 87th Street C.F & D.E McAvoy
P.S. 69 77-10 37th Avenue C.B.J. Snyder
1925 Cedar Court 83-09 35th Avenue Andrew J. Thomas
English Garden Homes 35-13 to 35-49 87th Street (East) C.F & D.E McAvoy
35-16 to 35-56 87th Street (West) C.F & D.E McAvoy &Leonard C.L. Smith
34-15 to 34-57 87th Street (East) Robert Tappan
Spanish Gardens 37-15 to 37-57 83rd Street & 37-16 to37-58 84th Street Andrew J. Thomas
Boulevard Theartre 82-28 Northern Boulevard Herbert J. Krapp
1926 La Mesa Verde Apartments 34-19 to 34-47 90th Street Henry Atterbury Smith
Sunchester Apartments 37-41 to 37-55 79th Street & 37-16 to37-56 80th Street H. Hamilton
English Garden Homes 37-13 to 37-57 78th Street (East) B. Dreisler, Jr.
37-14 to 37-58 79th Street (West) B. Dreisler, Jr.
34-14 to 34-50 87th Street (West) Robert Tappan
34-14 to 34-50 88th Street (West) Varrone & Glucroft
Church of Christ, Scientist 86-17 35th Avenue Arnold W. Brunner
St. Joan Parish House 82-00 35th Avenue Murphy & Lehman
1927 English Garden Homes 34-11 to 34-51 84th Street (East) Robert Tappan
34-14 to 34-52 85th Street (West) Robert Tappan
34-17 to 34-51 86th Street (East) Robert Tappan
34-28 to 34-52 76th Street (West) Varrone & Glucroft
34-27 to 34-51 75th Street (East) Varrone & Glucroft
33-17 to 33-49 83rd Street (East) F. Saviginano
34-16 to 34-52 86th Street (West) Rogers & Hanneman
33-10 to 33-46 86th Street (East) J. Lubroth
35-15 to 35-49 86th Street (East) Stidolph
Spanish Towers Homes 34-30 to 34-52 75th Street (West) Unknown
Garden Day School 33-16 79th Street Robert Tappan
Hillcrest Court 70-35 Broadway S.L. Malkind
St. Mark’s Church 33-50 82nd Street Robert Tappan
1928 English Gables 37-12 to 37-46 82nd Street Robert Tappan
Boulevard Court 33-07 83rd Street & 33-08 84th Street Seelig & Finklestein
Not Named 83-03 to 83-17 34th Avenue Eccles
English Garden Homes 34-15 to 34-51 83rd Street (East) Pierce L. Kieswetter
34-16 to 34-52 84th Street (West) Pierce L. Kieswetter
33-12 to 33-44 85th Street (West) Pierce L. Kieswetter
33-11 to 33-45 85th Street (East) Pierce L. Kieswetter
34-32 to 34-50 83rd Street (West) J.Junge
33-18 to 33-44 83rd Street (West) Eccles
33-14 to 33-48 84th Street (West) Stidolph
33-23 to 33-45 84th Street (East) Stidolph
33-15 to 33-43 86th Street (East) A. Farber
1929 Commodore/Ambassador 37-05 80th Street & 37-06 81st Street Kavy & Kavovitt
Ravenna Court 35-63 80th Street & 35-64 81st Street Roger & Hanneman
Verona Court 35-63 79th Street & 35-64 80th Street Edward A. Adelsohn
Robert Morris Apts. 37-05 79th Street & 37-06 80th Street Edward A. Adelsohn
Princeton Court 35-06 73rd Street Morris Rothstein
Queensboro Corp. Building 37-06 82nd Street Morrell Smith
Not Named 82-06 & 82-16 34th Avenue Eccles
1930 Beech Court 75-05 & 75-15 35th Avenue Ricca & Ungarleider
Maple Court 35-45 81st Street Ricca & Ungarleider
Georgian Hall 35-63 83rd Street & 35-64 84th Street Edward A. Adelsohn
Fillmore Hall 35-15 83rd Street, 35-10 84th Street &83-10 34th Avenue Edward A. Adelsohn
Eldorago Apartments 37-21 80th Street Robert Blaufeux
1931 Oak Hall 35-33 83rd Street & 35-34 84th Street Cohn Brothers
1935 Buckingham Hall 74-15 34th Avenue Seelig & Finklestein
Colonial Mansion 34-20 83rd Street Cohn Brothers
Floridian Court 34-57 73rd Street T. Craver
The Fleetwood 34-56 74th Street T. Craver
English Gables II 37-11 to 37-29 82nd Street (East) Simon Zelnik
1936 Granada Towers 33-51 84th Street Cohn Brothers
Georgian Gardens 34-57 82nd Street Cohn Brothers
The Mount Vernon 34-31 81st Street Cohn Brothers
The Saybrook 85-10 34th Avenue Joshua Tabatchnik
Stephen Hall 35-40 & 35-42 82nd Street Kavy & Kavovitt
The Windsor 72-17 34th Avenue Cohn Brothers
1937 Allendale Apartments 34-20 82nd Street Joshua Tabatchnik
Belvedere Apartments 84-12 35th Avenue Joshua Tabatchnik
Berkeley Hall 77-12 35th Avenue Joshua Tabatchnik
Berkeley Apartments 35-25 77th Street Joshua Tabatchnik
Fairway Hall 76-09 34th Avenue Joshua Tabatchnik
Griswold Hall 86-10 34th Avenue Joshua Tabatchnik
The Elbertson 79-15 35th Avenue Cohn Brothers
Not Named 35-40 83rd Street Cohn Brothers
Delano Apartments 34-44 82nd Street Cohn Brothers
Senate Gardens 8215 35th Avenue Seelig & Finklestein
Jackson House 35-53 77th Street Morris Rothstein
Westgate-Eastgate 35-51 82nd Street & 35-54 83rd Street Miller & Goldhammer
Post Office 78-02 35th Avenue H.O. VanDerlyn
English Gables III 37-01 82nd Street (Demolished) John Harold Barry
1938 Berkeley Gardens 35-26 78th Street Philip Birnbaum
1939 Dunnolly Gardens 34-21 & 34-41 78th Street, 34-22 &34-42 79th Street, 78-11 35th Avenue & 78-12 34th Avenue Andrew J. Thomas
The Arlington 79-05 35th Avenue Joshua Tabatchnik
Jefferson Hall 78-12 35th Avenue Joshua Tabatchnik
1940 The Colton 76-15 35th Avenue Ricca & Ungarleider
The Warwick 76-12 35th Avenue Ricca & Ungarleider
Belvedere Gardens 35-15 84th Street & 35-16 85th Street Seelig & Finklestein
The Litchfield 35-43 84th Street Joshua Tabatchnik
Washington Plaza 73-12 35th Avenue Sylvan Breine
Montclair & Sherwood 35-35 75th Street & 35-36 76th Street Philip Birnbaum
The Hampshire House 35-45 79th Street Cohn Brothers
1941 Stratford Hall 80-09 35th Avenue Cohn Brothers
The Manchester 77-11 35th Avenue Philip Birnbaum
Victor Morre Arcade 75th Street & Roosevelt Avenue George A. Boehm
1947 Carlton House 34-41 85th Street Philip Birnbaum
Queensboro Building 78-17 37th Avenue Andrew J. Thomas
1948 The Dover 34-35 76th Street Philip Birnbaum
1949 The Greenbrier 35-49 84th Street Boris W. Dorfman
The Woodstock 81-05 & 81-15 35th Avenue Philip Birnbaum
Versailles Gardens 76-10 34th Avenue Kesslen & Son
1950 Saxony Apartments(Five Buildings) 87-09, 87-10, 86-11, 88-11, &88-10 34th Avenue Philip Birnbaum
Monticello Gardens 37-20 to 37-56 87th Street Kavy & Kavovitt
1951 Blessed Sacrament Church 34-43 93rd Street H.J. McGill
Jackson House 85-11 34th Avenue Philip Birnbaum
The Winslow 80-08 35th Avenue Philip Birnbaum
1953 Jackson Heights Library 35-51 81 Street S.Keller
Livingston Apartments 35-65 86th Street Schulman & Soloway
1954 Roosevelt Terrace 35-11 to 35-31 & 35-50 85th Street Philip Birnbaum
The Monterey 37-30 83rd Street Seelig & Finklestein

 

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