Thursday, August 9, 2007

As seen in...Richmond Hill

republican club, lefferts blvd.

From the New York Times, By JEFF VANDAM
Published: January 28, 2007
The words ''Republican Club'' remain in arched black letters above the four-columned entrance to the Colonial Revival structure in the Richmond Hill neighborhood in Queens, but the building's paint is peeling badly.

No one is allowed to enter the 1908 building on Lefferts Boulevard near Hillside Avenue. A protected landmark despite its near-death condition, it is unsafe, and there are growing concerns that it may collapse...

In 1974, a rally to support President Nixon ended in a hail of eggs thrown at the club's doors and four arrests, after anti-Nixon demonstrators got rowdy.

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