John V. Daniel, Jr. Post 2813 V.F.W.
Address: 41-16 Queens Boulevard
Neighborhood: Long Island City
Architect: Salkowitz, A. H.
Current Status: Extant
Award: Bronze Plaque for Public Buildings
Typology: Public Building
Some of the Queens Modern winners feature the use of new materials and here at the former Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting hall (since a church and now a special events space), the cornice is made of Granolux, which was a mid-century composite coating of marble and granite. It seems to have been a difficult material and is not mentioned frequently. The doors and windows are mirrored and the facade is glazed brick. The elaborate eagle flagpole dating from the veterans’ days remains today.