Schine Inn at Forest Hills

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Address: 108-25 Horace Harding Expressway
Neighborhood: Forest Hills
Architect:  Samuel Paul and Seymour Jarmul
Year: 1961
Current Status: Extant
Award:  Honorable Mention
Typology:  Hotel or Motel

The Schine Inn was part of the major Schine empire of theaters and hotels across the country, only of a few of which were named Schine Inns, most notably in Massena, NY and Chicopee, MA. In 1966, just five years after the Forest Hills location opened, the chain changed hands and it is unclear if this location lasted beyond then. Today it is a senior living facility and remains recognizable architecturally despite the loss of an undulating entrance awning. The brick-faced buildings also include stone veneer details and enamel panels. The architects were local and known for large brick apartment towers, so the design here is much less striking than some of the other Schine branches.

Source: Ennis, Thomas W. “Schine Disposing of Realty Empire.” The New York Times, 20 July 1965

Schine Inn at Forest Hills