Flushing Town Hall
NYC Landmark #0139
Flushing Town Hall, April 2009
|Location||137-35 Northern Blvd., New York, New York|
|Area||less than one acre|
|NRHP reference #||72000904 |
|Added to NRHP||March 16, 1972|
|Designated NYCL||July 30, 1968|
Flushing Town Hall is a historic Town Hall located on Northern Boulevard at Linden Place in the Flushing section of the New York City borough of Queens. Formerly, it served as the seat of government of the village of Flushing, established as Vlissingen in 1645, until the consolidation with New York City in 1898. It was built in 1862 and is a 2-story, three-by-six-bay, brick building with basement and attic. A style of architecture that originated in Germany, Rundbogenstil ("round arch style"), was used here and in a number of American buildings of the Civil War Era. The earliest photographs show the building to have been painted a light color. The use of paint was discontinued following adhesion problems during a restoration. A small rear wing was added in 1938 containing a block of jail cells. The front facade features a triple arched portico topped by a classic entablature with low balustrade.
The building houses the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA). As a member of New York City's Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), the FCCA serves as stewards of Flushing Town Hall, restoring, managing and programming the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. FCCA celebrates the history of Queens as the home of Jazz, by presenting the finest in Jazz performance.
- List of New York City Designated Landmarks in Queens
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Queens County, New York
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
- Stephen S. Lash (April 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Flushing Town Hall". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-16. See also: "Accompanying photo".
- "Mission & History - Flushing Town Hall". www.flushingtownhall.org. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
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