Floral Park Historical Society

Floral Park New York Historical Marker #4 The Floral Park School

Floral Park NY Historical Marker #4

Historical Marker  #4


•  The Floral Park School  • 
South Tyson Ave. & Elizabeth St., Floral Park NY.
 

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The Floral Park School, later renamed The John Lewis Childs School in Floral Park NYPost #334 of the American Legion was organized by U. S. military veterans on August 13, 1919. Legion meetings in the early years were held in the Childs Hall on Tulip Avenue, later moving to the Round House at Floral Parkway and Carnation Avenue.

The Floral Park School was built facing South Tyson Avenue in 1894 by Mapes and Son. By 1910, an addition was added in the rear.  Children no longer had to travel more than one mile to a small, wooden one-room schoolhouse on Jericho Turnpike in what is today Bellerose Terrace.

 

The Floral Park School was renamed the John Lewis Childs School out of respect for Childs, Founder of Floral Park, a member of the Board of Education and an education advocate.

 

The school was demolished in the late 1950’s and replaced with a new structure with the front entrance facing Elizabeth Street.

 

Today, two schools the John Lewis Childs and Floral Park–Bellerose elementary schools make up the Floral Park-Bellerose Union Free Elementary School District #22 responsible for educating students living in Floral Park, Bellerose Village and Bellerose Terrace.

Floral Park Historical Society Collectibles

Ask about our collectible Floral Park History keepsakes and museum-quality floral prints, reproduced from John Lewis Childs' original seed catalog artwork.  While supplies last, we make a selection available at many of our events.

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