As you may recall, on Monday we asked readers to send in photos of the gardens and courtyards that help define the Jackson Heights Historic District. Yesterday we ran a submission from a woman who lives at The Chateau. Today, it’s the Hawthorne Court, fourteen-building complex that makes up most of the block between 76th and 77th Street and 35th and 37th Avenue . “Here are some pics of the magnificent Hawthorne Court courtyard!” writes a reader who wanted to go only by her first name, Amanda. “You can admire the grass from the walkways but you cannot sit/walk/go on it. There are lots of benches and tables around the periphery though, and you are allowed to grill out on the pathed areas.” Other interesting data points about The Hawthorne: It was designed by George H. Wells and constructed in 1921 and 1922. There are only two units per floor in each building, and every apartment has a fireplace. To get a feel for what they look like on the inside, check out this old listing. Perhaps the most special touch is the windowed sun room. Pretty great! Check out three more photos of the garden below.
Got photos of other gardens and courtyards in Jackson Heights? Send ’em along to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Crowdsourcing Experiment: Courtyards and Gardens of Prewar Jackson Heights [BQ] GMAP