The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground

46 Ave. bet. 164 St. and 165 St.

Queens

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Originally called the Public Burial Ground, this site is the final resting place for roughly one thousand people, mostly of Native American and African American descent. A reflective memorial area honors the site's history with a commemorative wall engraved with the names of 320 people that were identified, with room for additional names that may be discovered. Plaques on the face of the wall represent the four original marble headstones found in 1919. The plaza holds a butterfly garden with seating, giving the space a feeling of peace and tranquility. A playground, placed on a sill system foundation so as not to disturb the land, is accessible from the 165th Street entrance, and offers play equipment for young children.

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