Please lend your support by joining the Richmond Hill Historical Society. We thank the following public officials and civic leaders who have submitted their endorsements and we would greatly appreciate your support.
The Richmond Hill Historical Society!
Board of Directors of The Richmond Hill Historical Society- Here is a list of the Directors and their respective titles with e-mail.
This Map and Webpage reflects the original Historic District Proposal from 2003.
The New Map and Information are in the process of being updated.
Proposal for a Historical District by the Richmond Hill Historical Society, Inc.
In an effort to preserve Richmond Hills' tree-lined Victorian character the Richmond Hill Historical Society has formally petitioned the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate a Richmond Hill Historical District. Although our proposal has been submitted to the Landmarks Preservation Commission the final boundaries, if any at all, have yet to be determined.
The boundaries we have proposed and the properties selected have been carefully considered for their contribution to creating a sense of time and place reminiscent of Queens at the turn-of-the-century. Richly textured Victorian, Queen Anne, Dutch Colonial, and Tudor revival are some of the featured architectural styles within Richmond Hill.
By promoting a Historical District we strengthen a community awareness of Richmond Hills' place in history of the development of New York City. Furthermore, establishment of such a district will ensure that Richmond Hill survives so that future generations can marvel at its' charm as we do today.
Having our homes designated as part of a Historical District will mean that proposals to alter the exterior of our houses will be reviewed by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, a small price to pay for ensuring Richmond Hill's longevity.