Welcome To Richmond Hill Urban Sociology SSN187 7765 Sunil Ragoonath
How Was Richmond Hill Created? Richmond Hill was part of terminal moraine which is debris of massive dirt and boulders that is created at the end of a glacier. This material was pushed up by the last glacier that has covered four million miles of North America and ended around the middle of Long Island around 10,000 years or ago.
Brief History The start of Richmond Hill began in 1868; Albon Platt Man a New York Attorney and Howard Richmond purchased multiple farms such as Lefferts and Welling farms. The town of Richmond Hill was named after a fashionable London town in England suburb.
Map of North Richmond Hill in 1873 This later became Kew Gardens
Richmond Hill High School Richmond Hill High School was founded in 1897 in the country setting of Richmond Hill. Johnson Avenue Elementary School (now P.S. 51) was its first residence. The opening of the main high school building took place in April, 1899. A domed astronomical observatory, complete with a six thousand dollar telescope, enhanced the new building. At first, it was thought that the building was too large. However by 1923, the increased student population required a larger school. The new and present building opened in February, 1929.
Richmond Hill Library was founded by the Twentieth Century Club on April 8th, 1899. In 1901 it became part of the Queens Borough Public Library
Richmond Hill Trolley Line This trolley ran on the Richmond Hill Line, to Myrtle and Hillside Avenue to Ridgewood
Smokey Oval Park Smokey Oval Park was opened in 1938, the reason for this park name is across the street is a Long Island Railroad terminus and soot and ash. From railway smoke gave it the name smokey same was also inspired by the oval shape at the front.
Queens Community District 9
Foreign-Born By Area Of Origin Foreign-Born Rank Ordered By Country Of Birth Number Percent Guyana 14,053 20.3 Dominican Republic 6,773 9.8 India 5,090 7.3 Colombia 4,374 6.3 Ecuador 4,008 5.8 Trinidad & Tobago 3,710 5.4 China 3,430 5.0 Pakistan 1,784 2.6 El Salvador 1,747 2.5 Peru 1,626 2.3 All Others 22,686 32.8 TOTAL 69,254 100.0
Total Number of HousingUnits Issued Permits
Community Needs Roads need repairing because of digging to repair underground pipes. More stop signs and traffic lights because of accidents and teens racing. More trees needed and to removal of old trees that are soon to fall. Street lights need to be repaired and. Enforce community laws (keeping sidewalk clean, music playing, concrete work, drinking and loitering. ) Add a small park for children 12 or younger.
Changes Over Time 1864 The Triangle Hofbrau Hotel 2010 TLC Insurance & Wireless Phones
Changes Over Time 116st & Jamaica Avenue
Changes Over Time Most of the houses are being demolished and turned into new condominiums that are three family each. Houses from 1900s are either remodeled or just left the way it was bought.
Sikh Temple Changes Over Time Train Station for A Train
Expected look when completed Changes Over Time Sikhs believe that people are created with long hair for a reason and they accept hair as a beautiful part of their bodies. This religion was founded over 500 years ago, only wealthy men wore turbans as a sign of status and many kings wore turbans. Sikhs have believed in the equality of all people since the creation of their religion, Sikhs wear the turban as a sign of equality.