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Date: Monday, December 31, 2001
Time: 1:04 PM EST
Submitted by: Paul T Hellmann
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: Questions: What year was the Richmond Hill Historical Society founded? What year was the Queens Historical Socity founded? Thank you very much.
webmaster- Good questions! Not sure of exact date for the QHS and the present RHHS resurfaced in 1997 after some inactivity over the years. Prior the RHHS was a Chapter of the QHS. The members of the Chapter published the book, "Victorian Richmond Hill" in 1980. Your comments will be forwarded to others.
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2001
Time: 9:50 PM EST
Submitted by: Abbey Schwartz
Email address: maza1234@msn.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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Comment: Pretty good site.
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2001
Time: 7:32 PM EST
Submitted by: Kenneth R Cossin
Email address: kcossin@cfl.rr.com
Most Interest?: Maps
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Comment: My father was born in Richmond Hill, and I would like to find out more info about his birthplace.
Date: Saturday, December 22, 2001
Time: 8:26 PM EST
Submitted by: Gale Sookdeo Social Studies teacher at IS 238Q
Email address: Gpsookdeo@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Date: Monday, December 17, 2001
Time: 10:29 PM EST
Submitted by: William R Durland
Email address: bgdryland@activematrix.net
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Comment: I am trying to find the father of the William Durland (my great great grandfather) who is mentioned on page 3 of your article. If you can direct me to any helpful information I'd be most grateful. The article is very interesting.
webmaster- For the benefit of others who may be able to help; the article referred is the History of Jamaica Avenue. On May 7, 1863, William Durland, Martin I. Duryea, et. al. opened the East New York and Jamaica Railroad Company, which started the horse car line from the Kings County line to Jamaica Village.
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2001
Time: 2:59 PM EST
Submitted by: Robert A Ratterman
Email address: rratterman@mediaone.net
Most Interest?: Maps
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Comment: Maps about Long Island. Do you sell any of your maps, or know where I can get one?  I am particularly interested in one by Simeon De Witt--A Map of The State of New York, 1802 (southern Sheet). Thanks for your help.
webmaster- There are no maps available on this website for sale at this time, but however the map you requested was found at the Library of Congress and I believe you may purchase it through their photo duplication service which can be found here.
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2001
Time: 11:51 AM EST
Submitted by: Scott McCoy
Email address: zipperzap@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: I have just acquired a beautiful photo album that was apparently kept by the teacher from Jacob Hill School - best as I can determine it's from 1915 - 1917+. it's a one room school house and the album contains many beautiful photos of the interior and exterior, students, teacher, etc. Are you interested?
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Time: 11:23 AM EST
Submitted by: Nancy Greer
Email address: nancy.greer@usadaoa-emh1.army.mil
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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Comment: Trying to reach George Elsis. may be related to my husband from Brooklyn, NY. Thanx!
Date: Monday, December 10, 2001
Time: 8:47 PM EST
Submitted by: Robert K Bell
Email address: bobbell@stny.rr.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: I grew up in Richmond Hill in the late forties through the fifties. I have many fond memories of Richmond Hill and the many nice people. I especially remember the "gang" at Union Congregational Church there must have been fifty of us all about the same age, or at least within four years of each other. Is Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor still there? I also remember Boy Scout Troop 8 at Union Cong. I went to RHHS but graduated from Woodhull Prep in Hollis. Would like to get together or hear from old friends. I now live in Elmira New York.
webmaster- Yes, Jahn's is still operating at same location!
Date: Monday, December 10, 2001
Time: 12:05 PM EST
Submitted by: Matt Marin
Email address: Marinf97@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: I'm really glad the RHHS is leading efforts to preserve landmarks in the community.
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2001
Time: 8:29 PM EST
Submitted by: Jim Lefante
Email address: jlcapgun@optonline.net
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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Comment: Looking for old friends from Public school 90
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2001
Time: 2:06 PM EST
Submitted by: Stephen Hemditsky
Email address: mckean820@aol.com
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Comment: Born and raised in Richmond Hill. Moved from the area in 1971.
Date: Friday, November 30, 2001
Time: 9:24 PM EST
Submitted by: joe m brown
Email address: joebx@worldnet.att.net
Most Interest?: Forest Park
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Comment: One summer, as a child with brand new working papers, I worked (swept up and once collected tickets on the carousel) in the park.  I also remember catching polly-wogs in the pond. Seeing Doris Day with Les Brown's band at Victory Field was special. Saturday afternoons at the RKO Keith's. Nice memories, nice memories.
Date: Friday, November 30, 2001
Time: 7:16 AM EST
Submitted by: Jimmy Lefante
Email address: jlcapgun@optonline.net
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Comment: I would like to hear from The kids from 88 avenue between 102 and 104 street during the 1940s and those who attended PS 66 and PS 90. Jimmy Lefante
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Time: 8:53 PM EST
Submitted by: kate
Most Interest?: Maps
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Date: Monday, November 19, 2001
Time: 8:59 PM EST
Submitted by: Alexandra Shand
Email address: cs57@mail.csuchico.edu
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Comment: Wonderful site - brings back my childhood.
Date: Monday, November 19, 2001
Time: 6:52 PM EST
Submitted by: william lozano
Email address: williamloz77@hotmail.com
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Comment: cool... I don't know why I hadn't really heard about this page, I actually study there and is sad that most students have internet access and don't know that here is a web site about our school.
webmaster- Sounds typical... but glad to see you found us!
Date: Friday, November 16, 2001
Time: 5:24 PM EST
Submitted by: Jamey
Email address: jamey@shoppersrule.com
Most Interest?: Maps
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Comment: I came to this web page to look up Long Island Worst train crash in the 1950. My grandfather died on the train crash on November 22 1950. I would like if you could help me look up this wreck. I now know a lot more but I would like to know more. All I new about how he died was in a train crash. Please if you can get back to me at jamey@shoppersrule.com Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2001
Time: 10:52 AM EST
Submitted by: Brittani Fagan
Email address: Brittanifagan23@hotmail.com
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Comment: I was interested in Vistiting a funeral home and I think yours would be the coolest to visit.
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Time: 1:59 PM EST
Submitted by: Donald Schare
Email address: dschare@aol.com
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Comment: My mother graduated in 1926 along with most of her family. I was class of 1954. I have an old photo of the original hs which I believe became the annex. Let me know how to email you a copy.
webmaster- Please send your images via email to webmaster@richmondhillhistory.org and include any information you may have concerning the images. Thanks!
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Time: 11:30 AM EST
Submitted by: Tarry Hum
Email address: Tarry_Hum@qc.edu
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Recent Richmond Hill, Statistics
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How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: I teach in the Department of Urban Studies at Queens College and my students are doing a neighborhood profile of Richmond Hill.  This website is rich with wonderful and accessible history and resources on this neighborhood.
webmaster- Thanks for your comments.
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2001
Time: 1:52 PM EST
Submitted by: John Fitzgerald
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: I grew up in Woodhaven and spent much time in Richmond Hill.  This is a great site, but some of the pages are not there.
webmaster- Send email to webmaster@richmondhillhistory.org of any problems with the site you encounter and be specific as possible.
Date: Monday, October 15, 2001
Time: 1:52 PM EST
Submitted by: Chip Krauss
Email address: npthcox@gallatinriver.net
Most Interest?: Maps
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Comment: I am tracing family history. My great grandfather Pius Seidenspinner built the house at 91-04 113th Street, and after my great-grandmother Augusta Seindenspinner's death in 1956, my grandparents (Frank & Florence Seidenspinner) lived in the house (which I recall visiting as a young boy) until the mid-1960's. Trying to find when the house was built, if it is still standing and any other information about that area of Richmond Hill. Dioceses in area have been most helpful in helping me track down where my family is buried. Any other specific information that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.  CHIP KRAUSS
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2001
Time: 5:04 PM EST
Submitted by: Thomas H Cox
Email address: npthcox@gallatinriver.net
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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Comment: I have found a class ring from Richmond Hill High School in Marquette Heights, Il. It is from the year 1967 or 1962. It has the initials GFPF on the inside of the band. More info if you will email me. Thomas H. Cox

Date: Friday, October 12, 2001
Time: 3:56 AM EST
Submitted by: Joel Glasser
Email address: jglasser@tkg.att.ne.jp
Most Interest?: Early History
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How you Found: Accident
Comment: Many years ago (about 1964) I authored a pamphlet called "The History of Richmond Hill." I recall how difficult that was to research, and I was very pleased to see your website. I only wish it had been around then.
webmaster- Thanks for your comments and I guess better late than never

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2001
Time: 6:22 PM EST
Submitted by: AMY
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: Hay I jus wanted to say I now go to Richmond Hill and its da best skool ever

Date: Monday, September 10, 2001
Time: 8:50 AM EST
Submitted by: Jeffrey Mahar
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: Would like a source for the book by Mr. Krooss if it is still in print.
webmaster- Visit WoodhavenCulturalHistory.com which has reprinted this book and has made it available.
Date: Sunday, September 2, 2001
Time: 10:20 PM EST
Submitted by: BD
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: LIRR? Hi there, I live in Woodhaven, but I'm very close to Richmond Hill, I used to go to RHHS, I want to know something about the LIRR crash, my question if anyone can please answer is, Where was
this located at? Well thanks! bye for now!
webmaster- The crash took place near where the LIRR crosses over Metropolitan Avenue and Austin Street.

Date: Friday, August 31, 2001
Time: 1:08 PM EST
Submitted by: barbara sickmon
Email address: mustangbas@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: Am trying to get information on Richmond Hill Sanitorium, a hospital. Would like to find out how to access records if at all possible. Can anyone help me?

Date: Thursday, August 30, 2001
Time: 11:09 AM EST
Submitted by: Jeff Kramer
Email address: jkramer@aarp.org
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: This site is very interesting. I once lived in Richmond Hill as did my father and my grandparents, yet I knew nothing of the history. Thank you.

Date: Sunday, August 26, 2001
Time: 11:24 PM EST
Submitted by: Robert Mandel
Email address: rmandel1@socal.rr.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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Comment: I found a short biography of my late great-uncle Edward Mandel in your site; and reference to his son Austin "Red" Mandel. Do you  have records of any of their descendants? Thanks, Bob Mandel, Woodland Hills CA. 818 883 8099
Date: Friday, August 24, 2001
Time: 5:04 PM EST
Submitted by: arthur stelzer
Email address: akstelzer@msn.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: my father died in the long island railroad crash-1950. Because I don't live in
the New York area, I was unaware of the memorial to those lost in the accident. I would be interested in knowing of any such memorials or services in the future. Thank you so much and it's nice to know that there are still people who remember and mark the anniversary. Sincerely, Arthur J. Stelzer
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2001
Time: 9:43 PM EST
Submitted by: Susan Cooper
Email address: cooper777@juno.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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How you Found: Accident
Comment: my mother was on the that train, in 1950
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2001
Time: 9:40 PM EST
Submitted by: Joseph Takacs
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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Need More of: Trivia
How you Found: Search Engine
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2001
Time: 1:45 PM EST
Submitted by: stephen edwards
Email address: pizzabet@earthlink.net
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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Comment: If I could do it all over, with what I know now, of course ;>)
Lived at 134-35 97ave, went to St Pius, the PS55, then PS121 and Richmond Hill High, graduated in 1966.  Worked in Majestic Plastic on Atlantic ave, the Exon/Esson station on Liberty AVE and the Horn and Horn restaurant in Manhattan (106 W50th street).  I made that sandwhich you bought from the machine. Rockaway beach, Al's stearo bar on Liberty Ave, E and F train to Manhattan, RKO Allen movies, Gertz Dept store, delivering the long island press, Good Humor Man, Bungalo Bar, Mr. Softy, Q41 and Q22 bus to Jamacia from Atlantic ave. Older sister Barbara, Older brother Gordon and younger sister Patricia. 8 years Air force, Texas, Alaska, Far East, Maryland and now have been in Maryland since 1974. It ain't over, till it's over.
webmaster- Thanks for the memories

Date: Monday, August 13, 2001
Time: 2:52 PM EST
Submitted by: Joseph Shanley
Email address: joefpc@onramp.net
Most Interest?: Maps
Find out More: Old maps
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How you Found: Accident
Comment: What a great neighborhood to grow up in.
Date: Monday, August 13, 2001
Time: 1:27 PM EST
Submitted by: Lorraine Marino
Email address: lmarino24@yahoo.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill, Statistics
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Comment: I was looking for information regarding a School for the Blind on 95th
avenue and approx 115th street?
webmaster- I recall the school only slightly. But I believe your location is correct.
Date: Friday, August 10, 2001
Time: 2:50 PM EST
Submitted by: William Lento
Email address: WLENTO@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
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Comment: Love your web site. Please more old photos!!! I used to live in Kew Gardens on 117 St & 84 Ave. for 28 yrs of my life. The house is no longer there, it is a senior citizen home now, what a shame they've defaced history in that area! I was deeply saddened by that gross action.
webmaster- Yes it is very hard to combat "real estate developers". That's why we need Historic Districting to protect what we have left.
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2001
Time: 7:46 PM EST
Submitted by: Deb Victoroff
Email address: mstrsoul@aol.com
Most Interest?: Maps
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How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: Great site. I love learning about old Richmond Hill. Grandparents (William Capps) moved here in 1940. my parents took over the house in 1969 and I took over the house in 1996. I live here with my wife,daughter and son. Our house was built in 1920.
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2001
Time: 3:10 PM EST
Submitted by: Deb Victoroff
Email address: dcvdickens@aol.com
Most Interest?: Maps
Find out More: Old maps
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How you Found: Accident
Comment: I love old maps and would like to purchase some of the ones I saw on your
site. How can I purchase or get copies of the maps on your site?
webmaster- Your request will be forwarded to our president and vice president who can further assist you.
Date: Sunday, August 5, 2001
Time: 7:19 PM EST
Submitted by: Jack Bargione
Email address: jocko462@hotmail.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: Please tell me if there is a class reunion for the class of 76.
webmaster- Visit the Richmond Hill Alumni Listings here
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2001
Time: 7:48 PM EST
Submitted by: Liz Creighton
Email address: gcrt8ton@earthlink.net
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
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How you Found: I'm a Member
Comment: Came to this site to see if the Jahn's ice cream parlors were still in business. Am coming to the area for the first time in 35 years. Jahn's is a happy memory
webmaster- Yes, Jahn's is still operating at same location!
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2001
Time: 11:19 AM EST
Submitted by: Bob Barone
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill, Statistics
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Date: Monday, July 30, 2001
Time: 11:39 PM EST
Submitted by: David Sprague Herreshoff
Email address: jherr@netidea.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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Comment: I was delighted to find your site. I, my parents and my five brothers and sisters lived next door to Mr. Riis in Richmond Hill. My parents were best friends of the Riis family. Eventually they became so close that my older brothers told me that they practically lived next door with the Riises. Mr. and Mrs. Riis invited the Herreshoffs to share their vacation retreat property at Barre, Ma. and my father built my mother her "own" cabin there where she and the children spent much of the hot N.Y. summers.  I have a photograph of my mother and aunt and two of my cousins standing in front of "the place where Mr. Riis wrote". I don't know whether this was at Barre or Richmond Hill. We have the famous photograph of Mr. Riis hanging in a place of honor in our home here in Canada. I was told it was a self-portrait. Does anyone know if this is correct?  We have many letters written in the years my parents lived in Richmond Hill. My father worked for his uncle J.B. Francis Herreshoff (of the famous Rhode Island yacht designing family) as superintendent of the Nichols Chemical Co. My father was a metallurgist specializing in the production of copper and other metals. My parents lived in Richmond Hill from about 1907 or 08 until they moved to California in 1924. I was three when we left our home there. My five brothers and sisters had much clearer memories of the Riis family and Richmond Hill than I did.  My mother, Constance Mills Herreshoff was a concert pianist and composer. She came to N.Y. in 1899 to study with Edward MacDowell. She became a close friend of Mrs. MacDowell. She was also close to Max Eastman (she set his poems to music), Elmer Rice and many other young people who flocked to N.Y. at the turn of the 20th century. She was a volunteer at Miss Lillian Wald's famous Henry St. Settlement houses. She taught the children piano, her sister Edith taught singing and her sister Grace Mills (to become a famous stage and film actress! later on) taught the children dance and stage performances. My mother and Lillian Wald remained friends until Miss Wald died. My parents named their first child Constance Wald Herreshoff in Miss Wald's honor. In the late thirties my mother became the music, drama and theater critic for the San Diego Union newspaper and worked for them until she was eighty. She became famous in San Diego for her funny, witty reviews and comments. But she was always kind to young musicians who were struggling to start their careers. By the time she died at 83 she had become an institution in San Diego. When word reached her that the ladies of the Opera Guild were making disparaging remarks about her highly eccentric clothing she showed up at the Met's Opening Night on the arm of an actor friend. They were both dressed in Elizabethan court outfits. She had a fifteen foot train held by a pageboy. They made their solemn entrance to the theater, proceeding down the center aisle slowly. When! they reached the front my mother turned round and with a slight nod of her head an movement of one languid arm acknowledged the multitude. Then she sat down and got on with writing her review for the next day's edition. We have a photograph of her entering the theatre that night which we treasure. It was on the front page next morning of course.
webmaster- Thank you for your treasured memories!
Date: Monday, July 30, 2001
Time: 8:12 PM EST
Submitted by: stephen romeo
Email address: wolfromeo@webtv.net
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Comment: i recntly discovered my mother was baptized in richmond hill april 11 1926, at the st. benedict jseph labre 94-40 118th street. is ths church still exsist? thanks
webmaster- Yes, SBJL Church is still there. Tel: 718-849-4048.
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2001
Time: 5:21 AM EST
Submitted by: Rev Desiree Lindsay
Email address: DesireeALindsay@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill, Statistics
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Comment: This site is quite interesting. I'm on a committee that is setting up a Diamond Street West Historical Society in N. Philadelphia and was looking for additional ideas.  This site aided in this effort. Thanks and blessings
webmaster- Your comments are most appreciated.
Date: Friday, July 20, 2001
Time: 12:26 AM EST
Submitted by: Florence Lieberman Halbright
Email address: floh@mindspring.com
Most Interest?: Maps
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: I grew up in the area of Liberty Avenue and 115th Street, where my father had his furniture store. It always disappoints me that the area of Liberty Avenue is not
included in information of Richmond Hill.
webmaster- That area was once known as Morris Park which later became part of Richmond Hill in the 1890's. Thanks to Carl Ballenas, local historian, there will be more info on Morris Park in a future update to this site. The earlier history of Richmond Hill is north of Atlantic Avenue.
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2001
Time: 8:52 AM EST
Submitted by: Michael Palladino
Email address: mornp1@bellsouth.net
Most Interest?: Forest Park
Find out More: Old maps
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Comment: I as a young boy my dad would take me to the carousel... many fond memories
Date: Monday, July 16, 2001
Time: 10:55 AM EST
Submitted by: William Lento
Email address: WLENTO@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Accident
Comment: Love your web site. I am a amature photographer. Im interested in photographing historic sites in Richmond Hill. I used to live there. How would I go about doing this.
webmaster- If possible, come to a meeting where you can meet the members and directors to discuss your ideas or email our president here
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2001
Time: 6:06 PM EST
Submitted by: Thomas Ronan
Email address: mstrsoul@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
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Comment: Have lived in RH since birth in 1969, my parents (Roger & Gertrude) also resided and grew up in RH since about 1940.
Date: Monday, July 9, 2001
Time: 11:33 PM EST
Submitted by: Scott
Email address: steg@airmail.net
Most Interest?: Maps
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: Did you attend PS55? Hi, I have put together a website on my family history page dedicated to PS55Q. If you attended 55, and have photos, class pics, etc, I would love to add them to the page. Here is the link, and I hope to hear from you soon! http://hansen.rootsweb.com
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2001
Time: 3:54 AM EST
Submitted by: Barbara Vallely
Email address: Rockinmama4545@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: Great Site! I lived in Richmond Hill from 1968-1988. We had a beautiful turn of the century Queen Anne... My sisters and brothers had houses all in the radius of a few blocks... All have moved on, but when we are together we always remember with such fond memories stories of RH. My home was located on 89th ave. and 113th St. I was told we were the 3rd owners. We had many holidays, weddings and just wonderful times in our beautiful homes, which can never be replaced. I have great early photos of Richmond Hill... Thanks for the site.
webmaster- Thanks for revisiting the old neighborhood
Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2001
Time: 10:20 AM EST
Submitted by: RICHARD T KLAUSER
Email address: RKLAUSER@aol.com
Most Interest?: Forest Park
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: The history and pictures capture the fond remembrances of a time gone by which we are just now starting to appreciate.
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2001
Time: 10:15 AM EST
Submitted by: WILLIAM LENTO
Email address: WLENTO@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill, Statistics
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Comment: How old is Richmond Hill High School?
webmaster- Richmond Hill HS is now 102 years old. More info here

Date: Friday, June 22, 2001
Time: 6:39 PM EST
Submitted by: jack kelly
Email address: jkelly@apcoa.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: I'm a Member
Comment: Had the pleasure of playing baseball and basketball for RICHMOND HILL SAXONS even though I was from Bellerose (we had no good teams in my neighborhood) I was accepted by everyone and have great memories of those years 1954---1957.

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Time: 11:55 PM EST
Submitted by: ray rauscher
Email address: ray.r@idl.net.au
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
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Comment: I wanted to thank the RH Block Assoc. for sending me the May 2001 Newsletter. It was terrific. I would like to learn more about the Block Association - how formed, managed if possible. email or mailing - 41 Swan St Kanwal Australia 2259. Thank you as a New Yorker in Sydney doing research on town planning.
webmaster- RHBA HomePage- http://www.richmondhillny.com/Orgs/RHBA.htmlEarly Years of RHBA- http://www.richmondhillhistory.org/RHBA.html

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Time: 11:55 AM EST
Submitted by: Dora Abril
Email address: dabril@elliman.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Information
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: Great site! Looking forward to becoming a member in the near future since I will be moving to 105th Street very soon. Terrific website. Congrats to whoever thought of doing this.
webmaster- Thanks and best wishes on your new location in the neighborhood.

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Time: 9:59 AM EST
Submitted by: Expatriot
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Information
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: Your information on Long Island "Indians" is wrong in many aspects. One of the most basic falsities is the "13 tribes" myth perpetuated on one of your pages (http://www.richmondhillhistory.org/indians.html). A very basic and simple, but quite accurate, article by Newsday is available with graphics at http://www.lihistory.com/2/hs207a.htm
It explains the current research on the early inhabitants of Long Island. From there you can link to another of other very good articles on early Long Island life. It is by no means the only source for this information, but it is easily located and centralized. Much more supporting information can be found elsewhere. The Museum of the American Indian near Bowling Green in Manhattan would be a great additional resource.
webmaster- Thanks for this information which will be included on the website.

Date: Monday, June 11, 2001
Time: 9:47 PM EST
Submitted by: Paul Galbraith
Email address: pjgprv@msn.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Recent Richmond Hill
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Comment: Hello my name is Paul Galbraith and I lived at 85-44 111th St from 1956-74. My parents are Jack & Grace who presently live outside of Lakehurst NJ. I went to Holy Child School & Church and were good friends to the Corridores, Polhmans, Heffners and all those on the block! Good memories do last forever! Write me a line if you were a part of that block.

Date: Monday, June 11, 2001
Time: 2:10 PM EST
Submitted by: roy g wood
Email address: rayroyw@cs.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: my father, daniel p. wood, graduated from RHHS, and my grandfather, daniel wood, taught music at RHHS.  they lived on 118th street.  i always heard growing up about my grandfather producing some fairly lavish gilbert & sullivan shows at the school.  when i was a kid visiting grandpa's house, we always made a special trip to Jann's (?) for icecream.  i have a grandpiano that came from a music store right around the corner from 118th street -- forgot the name.  my father is 88 years old and lives with my brother in the richmond, virginia area.
webmaster- Thanks Roy, I remember a Music Store on 102nd St. and Jamaica Ave. whose name I believe was Peterson's and they may have originally been on 118th St. but not sure at all. Also you can register your father and grandfather at the RHHS Alumni Listing here.

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2001
Time: 9:39 PM EST
Submitted by: JEFFREY BAILLIE
Email address: www.jeffreyo@aol.com
Most Interest?: Maps
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: All Four
How you Found: Previous Visitor
Comment: PLEASE HELP... I am trying to locate a map of the Poospatuck or Shinnecock Indian Land, original roaming ground, certified meets and bounds of property, or what documentation proves it is their territory. Thank you, any lead would help

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2001
Time: 1:51 PM EST
Submitted by: Leonora Lavan
Email address: davidluke@worldnet.att.net
Most Interest?: Maps
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
Need More of: Not Sure
How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: I think your website is great and would like to have one for our Woodhaven historical society also. best wishes leonora
webmaster- Thanks Leonora, I'm sure we could work something out together.
Date: Friday, May 25, 2001
Time: 3:31 PM EST
Submitted by: Beth Swingle
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
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Comment: I was just doing a search for family members. Bill Krooss was my grandmother's cousin. 
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2001
Time: 1:48 PM EST
Submitted by: Tracy Dubovick
Email address: tracydub@yahoo.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
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Comment: Great Site! I am looking for Maple Street in 1900 and what it is now?  I am doing family geneology and they lived in 1880 at 415 and 516 Maple Street. Capt. Henry Dawson/Sarah Dawson and John T. Hyer/Frances Dawson Hyer or F.W. Dawson!
Date: Monday, May 21, 2001
Time: 6:01 PM EST
Submitted by: maryann silvestro
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Trivia
How you Found: Friend Told Me
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2001
Time: 5:52 PM EST
Submitted by: Ray Rauscher
Email address: ray.r@idl.net.au
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Accident
Comment: I was born and raised in Bushwick and Ridgewood and have been practicing town planning in Australia since coming here on RR from Vietnam. My wife is Australian and I graduated from the City College of NY and Bushwick HS. Your site is terrific as I lived from 1957 onwards in Ridgewood. I am doing a project from here on Bushwick Reflectins with 6 other class of '61 graduates (via email with maps etc.). I tried to send an email to the Ridgewood Historical Soc. through their web page but the address appears too short tobe accepted. I visit NY every two years or so and continue my Bushwick interests. Maybe you could assist. Thank you very much as this project means alot to me.
webmaster- The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society's website I believe to be is- http://members.aol.com/ondrdnkhse/grhs.htm and phone # is 718-456-1776. Your comments are most appreciated.
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2001
Time: 4:52 PM EST
Submitted by: Claudia Rodriguez
Email address: cmrodrig@uncg.edu
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill, Statistics
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Comment: I'm 21 now and I kinda grew up over at 85-27 106th Street and went to school to Holy Child Jesus School until 8th grade. I remember that when my parents bought the house, it was interesting to learn that we were buying it from the daughter of the original owners who had constructed the house at the turn of the century. I believed it to be one of the most beautiful homes on our block. I returned a year, or two after we sold the house and I was devastated to have seen how the owners of that time had destroyed the architechtural beauty of the house by adding a white metal fence on front and painting it completely white; its original peach accents were removed.  Had the house been kept in its original state, as we did, I believe it should have received the Queensmark honor, for it history, and beauty. I miss Queens, and specially Richmond Hill.  I hope that the Historical Society can keep it as beautiful and clean as I remember it. It was a good place to grow up in.
webmaster- You can also help by writing to the Landmarks Preservation Commission 100 Old Slip New York, NY 10005. We need as many people as possible to write to them why Richmond Hill is so special if we want to protect it from being literally plowed over.

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Time: 11:37 PM EST
Submitted by: cathy rosas
Email address: catrosa@optonline.net
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: I'm a Member
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2001
Time: 3:59 PM EST
Submitted by: Joseph N Manago
Most Interest?: Forest Park
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill, Statistics
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: I'm a Member
Date: Friday, April 20, 2001
Time: 3:00 PM EST
Submitted by: Jan Mamone
Email address: jmamone@broadandcassel.com
Most Interest?: Maps
Find out More: Recent Richmond Hill
Need More of: Information
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: need your assistance. used to be a regular visitor there when my grandmother lived on 117th street.  i am trying to find out how i can obtain plans for her house, which is still there, as i am researching "rebuilding" this house from scratch..... please respond!
webmaster- Your message will be forwarded to other members
Date: Friday, April 20, 2001
Time: 9:30 AM EST
Submitted by: Rob Wittmann
Email address: rw005g@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Information
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: I am studying late 19th Century NYC History. Jacob Riis, author of "How the Other Half Lives", lived in Richmond Hill. Do you know where his house was located?
webmaster- His house was located at 84-47 120th Street, Richmond Hill, NY. There is an apartment building there now with a plaque commemorating his life and house that once stood there.
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2001
Time: 12:29 PM EST
Submitted by: hiyuma meepalage
Most Interest?: Maps
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
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How you Found: Search Engine
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2001
Time: 7:55 PM EST
Submitted by: Christine M Thompson
Email address: TinaMarlowe@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Friend Told Me
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2001
Time: 6:41 PM EST
Submitted by: Stephanie Chinapen
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Recent Richmond Hill
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Search Engine
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2001
Time: 10:17 AM EST
Submitted by: Evita Lidia
Email address: models@hadofnyc.org
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
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How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: I love Richmond Hill. i come to richmond hill on a regular basis and love the diversity of the caribbean people their. I am presently living in jackson hghts, Queens. i am looking for models who might be intrested in promoting their culture, through our org, it requires no experience. Also if there is any designers who are intrested in showcasing there line of clothes please feel free to check out my website @ www.hadofnyc.org or tel me Evita @ 718 507 7616 for a free presentation.
Date: Friday, April 13, 2001
Time: 11:10 AM EST
Submitted by: GREGORY COOPER
Email address: GCOOPER@odysseyre.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: Richmond Hill looks like it's a very nice area, kind of like the town I live in (South Orange, NJ). I'll have to make a point of coming out to Queens sometime! I'm afraid it's the borough I am least familiar with.
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2001
Time: 10:07 PM EST
Submitted by: frank loeber
Email address: floeber@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
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Comment: Great job D.Dolye. Tell me something about the old crowd. frank loeber
webmaster- Hi Frank! Its great to hear from you after how long...thanks for your visit! I'll email you
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2001
Time: 9:20 PM EST
Submitted by: Jim Scantlebury
Email address: dahh2@home.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: I'm a Member
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2001
Time: 8:51 PM EST
Submitted by: Jim O'Sullivan
Email address: jim1eye@adelphia.net
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: All Four
How you Found: Not Sure
Comment: Great Site! I grew up in Ozone Park, but I'm related to the Fox family of Richmond Hill and spent a lot of time there. They lived on 118th St and 95th Ave in the house next to St Benedict Joseph Labre's rectory. Has anyone found any reference to Jacob J. Fox (1862-1914) in your research of Richmond Hill? He was my Great Grandfather. He was supposed to have owned a construction company and was said to have built many buildings in Richmond Hill. He was born in Jamaica and died at St. Mary's Hospital in Queens. Haven't been able  to locate his obituary, but his wife's (Catherine Fox) obituary states that he was a  prominent builder (Daily Press July 8, 1939). Any info would be appreciated. Thank you, Jim O'Sullivan
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2001
Time: 5:38 PM EST
Submitted by: Judy Close
Email address: jclose@queenslibrary.org
Most Interest?: Forest Park
Find out More: Historical Photos
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: Loved your site--lots of hard work & care evident. I live in nearby Woodhaven on Glendale border, but am frequently in Richmond Hill. Could local groups push for improved driver/pedestrian safety in this area? I drive back/forth to work in Jamaica and witness disregard for the most basic traffic rules day in & out/road rage/agressiveness by young male/female drivers, motorcyclists, motor bike drivers, motorized scooters, children playing in street, darting out of Forest Park. Also, plenty of abandoned cars, torched cars, parked on Woodhaven Blvd., also, tractor trailer trucks parked on Myrtle Avenue off Wdhaven Blvd., making driving difficult. Graffiti on houses, walls, building also a big problem, as is stapling big signs, flyers to living trees. People are so careless today, it's very disheartening.
webmaster- Thanks for your comments. I'm sure all our visitors would agree much action is needed to improve the quality of life in many parts of the community.
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2001
Time: 8:31 PM EST
Submitted by: Pat MacDonnell
Email address: paddymax@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: All Four
How you Found: Search Engine
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2001
Time: 11:28 PM EST
Submitted by: Ruth Stuart
Email address: rutbatavs@aol.com
Most Interest?: Forest Park
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: Thanks for this website. I graduated RHHS 1976, swim team member, etc. I left RH in 1979 when I moved to Roosevelt Island and never went back. It's interesting to think of it as a special place of historical and architectural interest.
webmaster- Your most welcome. At richmondhillny.com you can register to be in the RHHS Alumni Listings here
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2001
Time: 1:19 PM EST
Submitted by: Wayne A Coleman
Email address: wayneslyhouse@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Old Maps
Need More of: Not Sure
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: I grew up in Richmond Hill in a house my mother moved into when just a few years old (she is now 90). My two brothers and I graduated from RHHS, but we all live somewhere else now. I didn't realize, and the schools I attended didn't discuss, the history of Richmond Hill. When searching the web last year I thought I found a recent book for sale regarding the historic homes in Richmond Hill. Is it still available?
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Time: 9:03 AM EST
Submitted by: Steven Minick
Email address: Sminick63@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
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Comment: Siding Against Siding  (sending out an SAS)
In my opinion it is short sighted to choose to fix an old house using vinyl siding instead of paint. Although the cost of maintaining a house might be less if we use vinyl siding, the resale value of the home will be adversely affected. The main concern on the minds of people making this decision is often the costs involved with the various options. However, the savings reaped (if any) by choosing to side the house have to be weighed against what will be lost. Destroying the appearance and integrity of a 19th century house doesn’t justify the resulting meager savings. Painting will have to be done approximately every 10 years while the Vinyl siding will last on the order of 30-40 years and then you'll have to re-side the house. By 30 years, nearly all the volatiles will have escaped the vinyl, leaving it brittle and cracked. New siding is then the only option. If, for the sake of an expense estimate, we ignore inflation for the next thirty years, and it costs $15,000 each time we paint the house, and this turns out to be three times over a 30-year period, this comes to $45,000. If the cost of siding the house is $20,000, siding the house twice in 30 years will cost $40,000 dollars. The net savings are $5,000 dollars. The adverse affect on the resale value of a house is hard to estimate, but I would guess it’s significantly more than  $5,000. What attracts most people to Richmond Hill, Queens is the beauty and Old World charm of these old houses. These neighborhood heirlooms are being whittled away by a lack of appreciation and a blind sightedness that puts perceived savings, convenience, and sometimes profit above an irreplaceable heritage. Siding an old house is penny-wise and pound-foolish financially and more importantly constitutes yet another pawning off of our neighborhood’s inheritance. Sincerely, Steven Minick Who lives with regret (over the siding) in a house wrapped in plastic.

Date: Monday, March 19, 2001
Time: 10:52 AM EST
Submitted by: Marc vallina
Email address: MDVallina@yahoo.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Recent Richmond Hill
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: I am interested in finding out more about the history of a particular house. The house is directly across the street from the Simonson Funeral Home. It has recently been ruined by restoration, and it is now a real estate office. Can you help me?
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2001
Time: 5:07 PM EST
Submitted by: michael berrios
Email address: mbblues54@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Accident
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2001
Time: 10:19 AM EST
Submitted by: William Schad
Email address: vze288g8@verizon.net
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
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Comment: Thought I'd add some info after seeing other comments. My parents bought their home on 130th Street (between 101 & 103 Aves) in 1944. My mother sold it in 1995 to move to NC. My 4 sisters and I grew up in that home. After my return from Vietnam I bought the house next to my parents (1971) and stayed there until 1978. One sister bought a home around the block, on 129th Street (across from St. Paul's Lutheran Church) and lived there until around 1994. My relatives and Grandmother lived on 135th Street and 102nd Road, right across from the old public pool. I vividly remember the Duggan's (sp?) truck delivering cake to homes, the "bleach" delivery, Dellwood milk delivery to your milk box, Bungalow Bar ice Cream trucks, and delivering the Long Island Press. We attended PS 55 and PS 121. Some sisters graduated from RHHS (I graduated Thomas Edison HS). Richmond Hill was a lovely place to grow up in the '50s/early '60s. The saying is correct that "you can never go back,"! but it is wonderful to remember. Your site does a great job in helping bring back those memories. Thanks!
Date: Friday, March 9, 2001
Time: 1:09 PM EST
Submitted by: John Castellano
Email address: imgonnabee@aol.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Friend Told Me
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2001
Time: 11:36 AM EST
Submitted by: john mchugh
Email address: johnpmc@cybercom.net
Most Interest?: Forest Park
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Not Sure
Comment: great site. forest park is unique for a major city and is too often overlooked as valuable part of the quality of life in Queens

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2001
Time: 9:57 PM EST
Submitted by: Dorothea Breitenbach Smith
Email address: sstheodora@my-deja.com
Most Interest?: Forest Park
Find out More: Historical Photos
Need More of: Not Sure
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: My parents, John Acken (Jack) Smith and Dorothea Ruth Breitenbach or Ruth Dorothea Breitenbach, both graduated RHHS. They were born 1913 -- June and November -- met in RHHS and married a few days after graduation. I'm guessing they graduated in 1930 or 31. How can I get hold of their data in a yearbook or school records?  I also need their home addresses if possible for an ancestral search. Can anyone help me? Thank you for any information you may pass on to me. DRS
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2001
Time: 2:18 PM EST
Submitted by: Christianson
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
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Comment: I enjoyed reading about your telephone company. If you like telephone history or like old telephones, look at my website: http://www.museumphones.com
webmaster- Thanks for the info.

Date: Friday, February 16, 2001
Time: 1:35 PM EST
Submitted by: Gretchen Goswick
Email address: gmgoswick@prodigy.net
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Not Sure
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: If anyone has information of Joan Newton Cuneo who drove in the l905 Glidden Tour, please contact me at gmgoswick@prodigy.net
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2001
Time: 3:28 PM EST
Submitted by: steven kubiak
Email address: whtchry@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
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Comment: i grew up in richmond hill. lived there for 25 years.had a great childhood there. i didn't know there was so much history there. thanks for the websight
webmaster- Your welcome. Richmond Hill is indeed fortunate to have such dedicated historians who make available their knowledge and research to share with all on this website.

Date: Sunday, February 11, 2001
Time: 12:57 PM EST
Submitted by: Joan Deraval
Email address: jderaval@hotmail.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Not Sure
How you Found: Accident
Comment: You need a membership link. I would like info sent re membership.
webmaster-  Our membership page has links on several pages such as our UpDate page, QuickInfo page and our About page.

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2001
Time: 9:35 AM EST
Submitted by: james r curran
Email address: jamesrcurran@yahoo.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill, Statistics
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Comment: I lived on 114th street and atlantic avenue between 1960-1968. It was beautiful then, not so beautiful today. It breaks my heart to see what has become.
webmaster- I know your corner well, both now and then. Yes, times have changed, and the Historical Society is continually doing battle to protect the quality of life in our neighborhood which needs the support of all our residents as well as the former residents of Richmond Hill.

Date: Friday, January 19, 2001
Time: 9:50 AM EST
Submitted by: Patricia Mcbride
Email address: Mcmatz1@compuserve.com
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: I'm a Member
Comment: I was very excited to see that one of the Victorian houses on your website was indeed the home of my grandparents.  This the the house I spent Chritmas together with my many cousins, aunt and uncle, Mom and Dad and grandma and grandpa. Many weekends were spent sleeping over and spending the night in my aunts old bedroom on the second floor. During the night the great grandfather clock downstairs in the palor chimed off the hours 'til morning when grandma would wake me for breakfast which the three of us had in the sunny nook along side of the enormous kitchen. Grandpa always had his poached egg with Arnold bread toast, and grandma would set down a bowl of crispy rice chex and milk with sliced banana for me to eat. Orange juice was always fresh squeezed and I'll never forget the delicious flavor. From the window beside the table I could see grandma's beautiful garden blossoms that she planted with love.  It was a simpler time then.  The tracks from the old cable cars were still down on Myrtle Ave., the knife man still came around once a week to sharpen the cutlery, the milk-man delivered a fresh bottle of hormone free milk every day and in summer one could sail a model boat in Jackson's Pond just blocks away.  I played knock hockey in Forest Park playground while children frolicked in the sprinklers that were turned on in summer in the area enclosed at the rear of the park. Sometimes I spent all day in that park, coming home only for a quick bite to eat at lunchtime.  All my siblings and I went to park school there which was for pre-K children.  One birthday of mine was celebrated at park school.  Mom brought cupcakes and ice-cream for all the children and everyone sang happy birthday and I was the happiest kid in the world. Miss Kenny was the park school teacher at that time. Thank's for the memory, thank's for your website. Patricia Mcbride
webmaster- Your most welcome and appreciate your comments

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Time: 9:03 AM EST
Submitted by: Fred Davey
Email address: fritzdavey@aol.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps, Recent Richmond Hill
Need More of: All Four
How you Found: Friend Told Me
Comment: I lived at 132 street near Atlantic ave from 1946 to 1958

Date: Monday, January 15, 2001
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Submitted by: Emily Giordano
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: All Four
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: I am doing family genealogy research. My great grandparents, grandparents and father and uncle including some cousins all grew up in Richmond Hill. I have photos from circa 1905-20 of the town and am trying to find 59 Woodmere Place in Richmond Hill. I cannot find this location on a current map -- why not? I believe this is the residence of quite a few family members. Can you help me with this? Thanks.
webmaster- Your request is being forwarded to other members who may have further info. Many of the street names have been changed over to numbers, for example Chestnut Street is now 112th Street.

Date: Monday, January 15, 2001
Time: 5:44 PM EST
Submitted by: Kimberly Dolan
Email address: rigid63@msn.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: Hi I know I e-mailed only yesterday, but the correct address of the house my great grandfather was born in is 939 Chestnut Street. I just drove past it last night and found out it is for sale. My great-grandfather was born in that house in 1881. I don't know the new address but it is a little red farmhouse on the corner of 91st Ave and 112th St. I am worried that someone will buy the property and tear it down. Isn't it historical or something. I don't think there is anything left like it in that area. Any suggestions..
webmaster- Your message will be forwarded and I also hope its not too late for this house to be saved.

Date: Sunday, January 14, 2001
Time: 2:15 PM EST
Submitted by: Kimberly Dolan
Email address: rigid63@msn.com
Most Interest?: Early History
Find out More: Historical Photos, Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: My grandfather was born in Richmond Hill 2/16/16 on 113th Street. My great grandfather was born there as well - 949 Chestnut St. He worked for the Richmond Hill Hook & Ladder Co. #1. He died in 1924 of pneumonia, a result of fighting a fire in the winter. I still have his badge. Can anyone tell me where that fire house was. They were both named John Michael Dolan.
webmaster- Your message will be forwarded to other members who may have further info for you.

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2001
Time: 11:32 AM EST
Submitted by: David P Whistler
Email address: david@fairfin.ftech.co.uk
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: My interest is solely due to my research into A H Grebe, and the Synchrophase MU-1. I am resident in the UK, so information is limited. I am currently collecting all (that I can find) of the advertisements printed for the Synchrophase. I am trying to classify the different ways that ads were aimed at different people through different publications. Grebe ads used the 'demographics' of the day, and I am trying to follow the different ways that he used to sell an expensive item. So far, I have copies of about 50 ads from diverse sources. I finally intend to publish a booklet of my research, if copyright allows.
webmaster- Sounds like a very fascinating book indeed. If possible, we would enjoy to post an image from your collection with credit in our Alfred H. Grebe page. Also let us know when the book becomes available. Thanks

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2001
Time: 10:03 AM EST
Submitted by: Hank Schaumloffel
Email address: elly@epix.net
Most Interest?: Noteworthy People
Find out More: Old maps
Need More of: Pictures
How you Found: Previous Visitor
Comment: Hi, Rochelle my parents lived on 117th Street from 1922 until 1981. I lived there until 1949. I remember Rabbi Stern who was very friendly to everyone. I still drive down the street whenever I am in Richmond Hill.
Hi Dennis I also delivered the Press and our district pick up was in that same block. My route was on 124th street betwen 101st and Liberty. And another time on 121 and 120 north of 101st. By the way I found an old picture of Jackson's Pond taken about 1913, and will try to get a copy and pass it on. I am at my daughter's, so don't know how this will be sent out. Hank Schaumloffel, Pocono Lake, Pa.
webmaster- Thanks Hank! That would be great if you could share this photo of Jackson Pond especially now that it has been filled in and turned into a sitting park and basketball court. Some coincidence with the LI Press. 
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
Time: 12:57 PM EST
Submitted by: Dale R Leonard
Email address: Dleo535059@aol.com
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How you Found: I'm a Member
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
Time: 12:38 AM EST
Submitted by: Jim May
Email address: Seamus3930@aol.com
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Comment: You mentioned that the pocket park at 106 and Atlantic is named for Maurice Fitzgerald. I believe he was a boro president some years back.
webmaster- Thanks for the info.
Date: Monday, January 8, 2001
Time: 11:07 AM EST
Submitted by: Mary Jane Doerr
Email address: mjdoerr@aol.com
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Comment: Please send me the name of the archivist.  I would like to talk to someone about the collection of Jacob Riis's photographs.  Mary Jane Doerr
webmaster- Your request will be forwarded to members with further info for you
Date: Friday, January 5, 2001
Time: 10:47 PM EST
Submitted by: Rochelle Brander Weber
Email address: gweber@CNU.pcs.edu
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Comment: I lived across the street from the Jewish Center of Richmond Hill.
My grandfather, Herman Brander was a charter member of this synagogue which no longer stands. It was on 117St. between 103rd and 101st. Avenues. There was a Jewish delicatessen on the corner of 117th and Liberty Ave., and also Gonick's (sp?) appetizing store on Liberty, and Kavon's variety store on 101st. Ave. Anyone remember these places?
webmaster- This is getting weird. I was a newspaper delivery boy for the Long Island Press and our District was located on 101st Ave. between 114th and 113th Street in the mid 60's. My route was 116th and 117th Sts between 101st and Liberty Aves. The synagogue was right on my route!

Date: Friday, January 5, 2001
Time: 8:35 PM EST
Submitted by: JoAnn & Carol Cicio are twins, last names changed now
Email address: JOCO915@MSN.COM
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How you Found: Search Engine
Comment: My sister and I lived in Ozone Park 102nd St. and 101 Ave. A great few years around 1958-59. We graduated P.S. 58 the school off Woodhaven Blvd and started John Adams High School there. Anyone out in cyberspace remember the Park on Liberty Avenue and 102nd entrance to the ell line?? I spent many a days cutting school at the park, playing handball with Matty & Robby... Remember the OZ Saints?? If you put a smile on your face reading this I need to talk with you. For those of you that knew us I was the tomboy & Carol always went to school. I've come along way baby (ha) Those were the days!! If you knew us I hope you knew Jane & Marie another set of twins from 105th St. Johnny who lived on the corner of 102nd St. and 101st Ave. and Anthony M. who used to like Carol, lived off the Blvd. I can't believe what memories this has stired up!! Is anyone out there. Please e-mail. I'll be checking. Wonderful memories.
webmaster- I know of the playground you speak of (Ozone Playground) but I was there in late 60's playing handball and frequenting a bakery on the corner. I also played handball at "106 Park" on Atlantic Ave. between 106-104th Sts (Maurice A Fitzgerald Plgd). See what you started. :-o

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