1927 Chandler View of Queens Park Gardens, Elmont, New York

QueensParkView-chandler-1927
$375.00
Chandler View of Queens Park Gardens Nassau County N.Y. - Main View
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1927 Chandler View of Queens Park Gardens, Elmont, New York

QueensParkView-chandler-1927

Promotes real estate development around Elmont, New York, where the Belmont Stakes takes place annually.
$375.00

Title


Chandler View of Queens Park Gardens Nassau County N.Y.
  1927 (undated)     18 x 23.75 in (45.72 x 60.325 cm)

Description


This is a c. 1927 Harry A. Chandler view of Queens Park Gardens, what was then a newly created subdivision of the bedroom community of Elmont, New York, the home of the Belmont States. Oriented towards the west and New York City, Chandler's view emphasizes the openness of Queens Park Gardens while also promoting its proximity to New York City and the ease with which commuters could get there. Chandler was likely commissioned by the Stewart Development Corporation to create a pamphlet that would entice visitors and potential buyers from the city. The streets and lots of Queens Park Gardens are illustrated in detail and the public school, shopping center, and fire department are labeled. The New York City line is marked in red, and Jamaica, Flushing, Queens Boulevard, Manhattan, the Queensboro Bridge, Penn Station, and even the Hudson River are labeled in the distance. Some persuasive commentary is situated along the bottom border, while more promotional text is printed on the verso.
Publication History and Census
This view was created by Harry A. Chandler and published by the Stewart Development Corporation c. 1927. No entries are catalogued in the OCLC and there is only one other known example.

Cartographer


Harry A. Chandler (fl. c. 19xx - 19xx) was a map maker who operated offices at 198 Broadway in New York City from 1924 until at least 1927. He was a member of the Real Estate Board of New York. Little else is known about his life and career. Learn More...

Condition


Good. Wear and toning along original fold lines. Text on verso.