Riker Home Shines in East Elmhurst

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    The Riker Home in East Elmhurst was once used to house soldiers during the Revolutionary War. “This was my little girl’s storybook dream come true,” says Marion Duckwoirth Smith, the homes owner.

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    The home, built by Abraham Riker in 1654, is the Lent-Riker-Smith homestead. It has seen only four owners in its incredible 350-year existence, and stands today as piece of history, otherwise unrecognized next to the LaGuardia Airport’s Marine Air Terminal on the south side of the intersection of Hazen Street and 19th Avenue (GMAP) in East Elmhurst.

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