7. Flushing Town Hall Was Once Yellow

Postcard scan courtesy Flushing Town Hall

“There was a period of time where the building had actually been painted,” says Kodadek. It was quite a contentious issue in one of the restorations whether to keep the paint on the building or to remove it, and ultimately it was decided to return the building back to its original brick state. Another paint debate took place over the floor of the front balcony, which is not a location often viewed by visitors and certainly can not be seen by a passerby. However, the Landmarks Preservation Commission performed tests to determine the original color – a pinkish red color. “When you work in an old building like this, you learn new things all the time,” Kodadek tells us.