Maple Grove Boulevard
The above vintage picture postcard of more than 90 years ago is entitled, "The Elms of Kew". It shows the view looking north up a long vanished Kew Gardens street named Maple Grove Boulevard
. The Maple Grove Cemetery Administration Building
on Kew Gardens Road is faintly visible in the distance as you can see from this blowup
. Funeral processions made their way up this tree lined street from the Maple Grove Long Island Railroad Station
where they arrived from both the City and Long Island. Maple Grove Boulevard was located slightly west of today's Lefferts Boulevard north of Austin Street.
If you have pictures of yourself showing any Kew Gardens locale in the background, email me high resolution jpegs and I will post them here as space permits.
To download a copy of the Queens Courier's
Sept. 2003 article about Old Kew Gardens.com, click on one of the following links. Turn off your browser's auto-resize if the JPEG text appears too small to read.
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