National Register Listings in
Queens County, New York

1964-1965 New York World's Fair Carousel 1964-1965 New York World's Fair New York State Pavilion 45th Road-Court House Square Station (Dual System IRT) 68th Avenue-64th Place Historic District 75th Avenue-61st Street Historic District Allen-Beville House Armstrong, Louis, House Astoria Center of Israel Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge Number 878 Bohemian Hall and Park Bowne, John, House Broadway-Flushing Historic District Bunche, Ralph, House Central Avenue Historic District Central Ridgewood Historic District Church of the Resurrection Church-in-the-Gardens, The Congregation Tifereth Israel Cooper Avenue Row Historic District Cornelia-Putnam Historic District Cornell Farmhouse Cypress Avenue East Historic District Cypress Avenue West Historic District Douglaston Hill Historic District Douglaston Historic District Elmhurst Avenue Subway Station (IND) Far Rockaway Beach Bungalow Historic District Firemen's Hall First Presbyterian Church of Newtown First Reformed Church First Reformed Church of College Point Flushing Armory Flushing High School Flushing Town Hall Forest Park Carousel Forest-Norman Historic District Fort Tilden Historic District Fort Totten Officers' Club Free Synagogue of Flushing Fresh Pond-Traffic Historic District Grace Episcopal Church Complex Grove-Linden-St. John's Historic District Hunters Point Historic District Jackson Heights Historic District Jacob Riis Park Historic District Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Building Jamaica Savings Bank King Manor Kingsland Homestead Kurtz, J., and Sons Store Building La Casina Lent Homestead and Cemetery Long Island City Courthouse Complex Long Island Motor Parkway Madison-Putnam-60th Place Historic District Main Street Subway Station (Dual System IRT) Maple Grove Cemetery Marine Air Terminal Office of the Register Old Quaker Meetinghouse Old Town of Flushing Burial Ground Paramount Studios Complex Parkway Village Poppenhusen Institute Prospect Cemetery Public School 66 Queens County Savings Bank Reformed Church of Newtown Complex Rego Park Jewish Center Richmond Hill Historic District RKO Keith's Theater Rockaway Courthouse Sage, Russell, Sage Memorial Church Saint Benedict Joseph Labre Parish Saint Luke's Episcopal Church Seneca Avenue East Historic District Seneca-Onderdonk-Woodward Historic District Sidewalk Clock at 161-11 Jamaica Avenue, New York, NY Sohmer and Company Piano Factory Spear and Company Factory St. George's Church St. James Church St. Matthew's Episcopal Church St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church Complex St. Monica's Church Steinway House Stockholm-DeKalb-Hart Historic District Summerfield Street Row Historic District Sunnyside Gardens Historic District Temple of Israel Synagogue Trans World Airlines Flight Center Triboro Hospital for Tuberculosis Trinity Chapel Trinity Lutheran Church US Post Office-Far Rockaway US Post Office-Flushing Main US Post Office-Forest Hills Station US Post Office-Jackson Heights Station US Post Office-Jamaica Main US Post Office-Long Island City Van Wyck, Cornelius, House Vander Ende-Onderdonk House Site Voelcker, Conrad, House Woodbine-Palmetto-Gates Historic District Wyckoff-Snediker Family Cemetery
The first recorded jazz concert took place in New York City in 1917, featuring a band led by the pianist James Reese Europe. Jazz music would go on to become a defining feature of New York's cultural scene, with legendary clubs like the Cotton Club and the Village Vanguard.
Queens County, located in New York State, has a rich and diverse history that spans several centuries. The area was originally inhabited by the Native American Lenape tribes, who fished and farmed in the fertile lands by the rivers and bays. In 1683, Queens County was established as one of the original 12 counties of New York, named after Catherine of Braganza, the queen consort of King Charles II of England.

During the Revolutionary War, the area played a significant role. Some famous battles, such as the Battle of Long Island, took place in Queens. The war left its mark on the county, with many historical sites and landmarks still present today, including the Old Quaker Meeting House and the Jamaica Pass Battlefield.

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, Queens County experienced significant growth and development. The building of the Long Island Rail Road in the mid-1800s brought increased transportation and commerce to the area. Immigrants from various countries, such as Ireland, Germany, Italy, and more recently, from Asian and Latin American countries, settled in Queens, contributing to its cultural diversity.

In 1898, Queens became one of the five boroughs of New York City, along with Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. This incorporation into the city led to further infrastructure improvements, such as the construction of bridges and highways. Today, Queens has become a bustling borough with vibrant neighborhoods, renowned cultural institutions like the Museum of Modern Art PS1, and one of the major international gateways in the United States, JFK Airport.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Queens County, New York.

  • 1683 - Queens County is established as one of the original twelve counties in the Province of New York.
  • 1784 - Queens County loses a portion of its territory to form Nassau County.
  • 1898 - Queens County becomes a borough of New York City as part of the consolidation of the city's five boroughs.
  • 1939 - The World's Fair is held in Queens, bringing international attention to the borough.
  • 1964 - Another World's Fair takes place in Queens, showcasing technological advancements and cultural exhibits.
  • 1970 - The New York City Subway's Flushing-Main Street station is opened, connecting Queens to the rest of the city.
  • 2012 - Superstorm Sandy causes significant damage to parts of Queens, particularly coastal areas.