Elmhurst honors Polish WWII heroes in hopes of preserving historic home


Elected officials, historians and community leaders gathered at the Janta House in Elmhurst to celebrate the street co-naming of 43rd Avenue and Judge Street as Janta-Połczyńska Polish Heroes Way.

The co-naming highlights the historic home and contributions of Polish World War II heroes Walentyna Janta-Połczyńska and her husband Aleksander Janta Połczyński. The Elmhurst community has been actively petitioning the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark their home as a historic cultural site since 2020.