Central Library (former) Expansion – Jamaica NY

Description

The former Queens Central Library, located at 89-14 Parsons Blvd., “opened in 1930 and was expanded with WPA funds in 1941.”

“The current Central Library is a product of its era. In the mid-1960s, instead of renovating the existing library at 89-14 Parsons Boulevard, officials chose to build an entirely new structure at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, six blocks east. The older building was recycled as a courthouse. Its facade has since been incorporated into an apartment building called the Moda.”

Source notes

https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/queens-central-library-opens-wider/

http://greening.queenslibrary.org/central-library

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 10, 2018.

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Location Info


89-14 Parsons Boulevard
Jamaica, NY

Coordinates: 40.705420, -73.801760

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