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Book Cover - Images of America - Richmond HillImages of America
Richmond Hill
128 Pages -  200 Photos
$19.99
By Carl Ballenas & Nancy Cataldi
with the Richmond Hill Historical Society
Published by Arcadia
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Nestled in the shadow of New York City is Richmond Hill, one of the city’s first planned communities. After the Civil War, the village prospered on land where orchards once blossomed and cattle once grazed. The Victorian era saw the construction of Queen Anne–style mansions, and the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883 brought expansion and increased traffic. With its many parks, grassy lawns, and tasteful houses, there is good reason for residents to take pride in their home.

Richmond Hill contains more than 200 vintage photographs to illustrate the unique history of the community. The oldest eatery in Queens, the TRIANGLE Hofbrau Restaurant, was the favorite hangout of Mae West, Babe Ruth, and many others. Baseball great Phil Rizzuto was discovered at Richmond Hill High School. The Marx Brothers, author Amelia Edith Barr, and photojournalist Jacob Riis made Richmond Hill their home.

Important political events took place in Richmond Hill, such as the newly rediscovered address made in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt, as well as cultural milestones, such as the composition of “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” at the TRIANGLE Hofbrau Restaurant. Richmond Hill includes these and countless other stories that make up its rich, unique history.
 

About the Authors
Longtime Richmond Hill residents Carl Ballenas and Nancy Cataldi have lovingly crafted this tribute to the history of Richmond Hill. Mr. Ballenas is a local historian and schoolteacher. He has taught both history and science. Ms. Cataldi is a photographer and fashion stylist. She is also president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society.

Images of America
Richmond Hill
128 Pages -  200 Photos
$19.99
By Carl Ballenas & Nancy Cataldi
with the Richmond Hill Historical Society
Published by Arcadia
Shipping & Handling $4.00 or Priority $6.00

To order, please go to our form here

Select here for "Richmond Hill: A Children's Tale and Coloring Book"


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