Beverly Road at Brevoort Street
The Anglo-Japanese style house
that occupies Beverly Road at the corner of Brevoort Street is the lone survivor of three such houses that stood at that intersection. Barely visible to its right in the 1938 photograph is a second such house which was torn down back in the 1960's. Directly across the street (off camera to the right) was the Fleischmann mansion
. All three homes were owned by a florist named Joseph Fleischmann. The 1938 photograph was taken only weeks before the Fleischmann mansion was to be torn down to make way for the Beverly House Apartments. The sign to the right suggests that the new apartment building was originally going to be called the Beverly Gardens. Notice the brick stancions that surround the mansion
in the 1938 photograph. Although the mansion is long since gone, it has left behind three mementos in the form of brick stanchions which still remain on three of the four corners of the Beverly House property. One stanchion can be seen directly behind the middle car in the 2004 photograph.
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.
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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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