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Property Name Rockaway Courthouse
Reference Number 13001155
State New York
County Queens
Town Rockaway Beach
Street Address 90-01 Beach Channel Dr.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 2/5/2014
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The Rockaway Courthouse is significant as an intact example of high style civic architecture associated with the growth of Rockaway Beach in the early and mid-part of the twentieth century. Constructed in 1931 for the New York City government, the building was designed by architect Major Paul C. Hunter, who was long associated with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The Rockaway Courthouse served as a local Municipal and Magistrate's Court for only thirty years when New York City consolidated its courthouses, and has remained vacant since. The period of significance is the 1931 date if construction.


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