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Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:00 am

The Newtown Historical Society, in conjunction with Queens Chronicle columnist Ron Marzlock’s Q Gardens Gallery, recently unveiled its second exhibit, “Maspeth in the 1940s,” in Maspeth Federal Savings bank on 69th Street.

Photos, such as the one above, looking west from 68th Street,depict life in Maspethbefore, during and after World War II.Featuredarephotos of theopening ofMaurice Park in 1940 takenby Stella Wolinski, grandmotherof Christina Wilkinson, president of the NHS.

The exhibitis displayed in the windows of the recently renovated and upgraded bankbuilding.

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