Public School 66

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85-1-85-21 102nd St, Richmond Hill, NY 11418, USA
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Public School 66, also known as the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and 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 1⁄2-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. The building was restored in 2001 and remains in use as a New York City Public School.
PS 66 is also a relic from the time when Richmond Hill, Queens was a farming community, and was transitioning into an urban residential neighborhood.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.
In 2008, Caroline Kennedy pleads to the New York City Council to save the school named after her mother Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, by approving the school as a city historic landmark.


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Public School 66

Address: 85-1-85-21 102nd St, Richmond Hill, NY 11418, USA