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JCAL Black History: Queens Oral History: Building Jamaica with the “Original Generals of the Industry”
Feb 16 12:00 am rsvp
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The “Original Generals of the Industry” - following WWII starting in 1946, seven brothers from Augusta, Georgia, “The Griffins” moved to New York and started an industrial landscaping company - L.B. Griffin Landscaping - in Jamaica, Queens. In its first 20 years L.B. Griffin landscaping expanded into contracting and became the first and largest black owned construction company in New York, L.B. Griffin Construction, Inc. after 50 years until today L.B. Griffin Contracting, Inc.



161-04 Jamaica Ave.
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