Richard Hourahan, Full Interview
Collection: Queens Memory Project Collection at Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives: Richard Hourahan
Description: Richard Hourahan, collections manager of the Queens Historical Society, speaks from Kingsland Manor, the 18th century home of influential Flushing residents, the King family. Hourahan speaks about the history of Flushing from about 1900 forward to the complex and diverse community it is today. He offers a unique perspective on historical societies and the tense dynamic between pro-development and pro-preservation community members. Hourahan speaks a great deal about the immigrant experience in Flushing and Flushing as a site of global migration trends.
City planning; Grocery shopping; Abandoned buildings; Irish Americans; Racism; Poverty; Soup kitchens; Business; Real estate development; Subways; New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.); New York World's Fair (1964-1965 : New York, N.Y.)
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