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To Protect and Preserve


This millstone has apparently been extracted and crated by a construction contractor without scholarly supervision.

We are a group of New Yorkers concerned that too much of our history has already been bulldozed by developers.  We do not want to see these millstones disappear and have established this site on behalf of  Long Island City to save them for future generations.  Our motivation is purely to leave a better legacy than we have received.  It is our intention to have the stones studied and exhibited during the time they would otherwise be out of sight and in questionable safety during construction at Queens Plaza.  We feel they are priceless antiques with enormous educational value.

This stone is currently in place under a plywood cover and surrounded by construction materials


Written by licmillstones

December 5, 2009 at 5:48 pm

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