Addisleigh Park’s history “illuminates African-Americans’ struggle for and achievement of the basic civil right of home ownership,” read the proposal for this historic district on the Southeast side of Queens, NY. I loved growing up in the Laurelton section of Queens which is very close to the Addisleigh Park section of St. Albans, Queens. Many historic African Americans once called this place home. From jazz great John Coltrane to Lena Horne and others, the presence of these people remained in the neighborhood. Read more (here).