This card is postmarked July 31, 1914. I have no idea where in Elmhurst this fountain was located. I know there was a "temperance" fountain on Broadway & Queens blvd, but this can't be it. Any suggestions welcomed
Elmhurst was first known as Middleburgh, and later as Hastings, when it was established in 1652. Colonists began to refer to Hastings as “new town” in order to distinguish it from Queen’s first and abandoned settlement of Maspeth (established in 1642, abandoned in 1644). In 1683, the name Newtown was officially given to the village and township. In 1896 Cord Meyer jr. successfully rallied to change the town’s name to Elmhurst (meaning “a grove of elms”) in an effort to disassociate his development from the notoriously polluted Newtown Creek.