Maspeth in the 1940s - NewtownHistorical
57th Avenue at 73rd Street, Looking East.

Utilities were either being installed or repaired along 57th Avenue when this photo was taken. We see a worker on 73rd Street resting off to the right. At left, we see the fence of the Elmhurst Lumber Corp. and some 1-story homes. The most noticeable part of the streetscape is the sight of the Elmhurst Gas Tanks off in the distance.  But the gas tanks are now gone, soon to be replaced by Elmhurst Park.

57th Avenue at 73rd Street, Looking East.

Utilities were either being installed or repaired along 57th Avenue when this photo was taken. We see a worker on 73rd Street resting off to the right. At left, we see the fence of the Elmhurst Lumber Corp. and some 1-story homes. The most noticeable part of the streetscape is the sight of the Elmhurst Gas Tanks off in the distance. But the gas tanks are now gone, soon to be replaced by Elmhurst Park.

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