John V. Daniel, Jr. Post 2813 V.F.W.

Address: 41-16 Queens Boulevard
Neighborhood: Long Island City
Architect:  Salkowitz, A. H.
Year: 1967
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.

John V. Daniel, Jr. Post 2813 V.F.W.

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