Shopping Center

[doptg id=”20″]

Address: Main Street and Union Turnpike
Neighborhood: Kew Gardens Hills
Architect:  Boak and Raad
Year: 1951
Current Status: Extant
Award:  Bronze Plaque for Commercial
Typology:  Retail or Shopping Center

Today this shopping center looks quaint and a little ragged, but when it opened, shopping strips like this were considered novel by orienting the entire site toward parking. The building is L-shaped with the anchor supermarket in the central corner. Portions of the flat canopy over the pedestrian sidewalk still remain and the painted brick facade is still visible. Originally a wooden post and rail fence surrounded the parking lot.

Shopping Center

Learn About the Architect