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In the Beginning
The Long Island Rail Road Station
Maple Grove Cemetery and Vicinity
Homes of Kew
Lefferts Boulevard and Vicinity
Queens Boulevard and Vicinity
Metropolitan Avenue and Vicinity
Kew Garden Apartments
Kew Gardens in the News
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Where Are They?
Kew Gardens Improvement Association
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Picture dated 1897
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Maple Hill Park
North of old Maple Grove Cemetery was the Maple Hill Farm owned by Timothy Jackson. It was purchased by August Müller who made it into Maple Hill Park - the Park's main attraction being no fewer than 7 saloons. Müller had a house on today's Kew Gardens Road and 83rd Avenue which he operated as one of the saloons. The Park had a beer garden and picnic grounds which drew Sunday visitors from New York City.
The Maple Hill Farm
Timothy Jackson's Farm
Vol. 3, "Historical Collections of the Borough of Queens", p. 31
(Queens Borough Public Library L.I. Collection 1938).