Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Richmond Hill High School
Date of mustard pot: 1927 – 1950s
Notes: The school is located at 8930 114th Street, Richmond Hills, Queens, New York.
"Richmond Hill High School was founded in 1897 in the country setting of Richmond Hill. The tower room of the village's Johnson Avenue Elementary School (now P.S. 51) was its first residence. The opening of the main high school building took place in April, 1899. A domed astronomical observatory, complete with a six thousand dollar telescope, enhanced the new building. Issac Newton Failor, a mathematician and astronomer, became the first principal.
Richmond Hill High School: Our History
The motto for the school is Animun Terminare Astris or Reach for the Stars. The logo is concentric ovals with a picture of the school dome with rays from from the top of the dome and stars in between the rays. From the Richmond Hill High School Alumni Group on Facebook: "Animum Terminare Astris = Reach for the Stars (from RHHS Logo and motto). Take care. D. Flynn, Assistant Principal. April 11, 2010."
Old Ivory body with two red lines and a light blue band between, broken by the school's red logo.
ID and photo contributed by dbstoneware