PS 66

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Public School 66
PS 66 Queens, Richmond Hill, NY.jpg
PS 66 Queens, November 2012
PS 66 is located in New York City
PS 66
PS 66 is located in New York
PS 66
PS 66 is located in the United States
PS 66
Location85-11 102nd St., Richmond Hill, New York
Coordinates40°41′52″N 73°50′47″W / 40.69778°N 73.84639°W / 40.69778; -73.84639Coordinates: 40°41′52″N 73°50′47″W / 40.69778°N 73.84639°W / 40.69778; -73.84639
Arealess than one acre
Built1898
ArchitectSnyder, CBJ; Board of Education, Union Free
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference #03000850[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 28, 2003
Designated NYCLJanuary 12, 2010

P.S. 66 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, formally known as Brooklyn Hills School, is a historic school building in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York. It was designed by architect C. B. J. Snyder (1860–1945) and built in 1898. It is a ​2 12-story brick structure in the Romanesque style. It has a prominent, off-center tower with belfry. It features a slate roof and decorative stucco frieze. The school has a fortress-like appearance, including prominent round arches highlighting window openings, and a distinctive six-story tower.[2] The building was restored in 2001 and remains in use as a New York City Public School.[3]

P.S. 66 is also a relic from the time when Richmond Hill was a farming community, and was transitioning into an urban residential neighborhood.[4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1] In 2008, Caroline Kennedy petitioned the New York City Council to make P.S. 66 into a New York City designated landmark..[5] It was listed as a New York City landmark in 2010.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Public School 66" (PDF). nyc.gov. Landmarks Preservation Commission. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-04-01. Note: This includes Kathy Howe (March 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Public School 66" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01. and Accompanying 10 photographs
  4. ^ a b "Public School 66" (PDF). nyc.gov. Landmarks Preservation Commission. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ Hirshon, Nicolas (December 19, 2008). "Save Jackie's School". Daily News.

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