INGERSOLL, RAYMOND V. HOUSES
120 Navy Walk
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 624-7316 Fax (718) 522-4540
Myrtle Avenue/Tillary and Park Avenue
Prince Street/Saint Edward Street
A, C, F to Jay Street and Borough Hall
M, N, Q<>, R to Dekalb Avenue – walk to Flatbush Avenue – north
to Prince Street – make a right on Myrtle Avenue
B54 to Myrtle Avenue and Ashland Place
B61 to Ashland Place and Park Avenue
NAMED AFTER: RAYMOND V. INGERSOLL (1875 – 1940) – He had served as Parks Commissioner and Brooklyn Borough President and was a staunch advocate for Public Housing. He also championed broader public use of parks, playgrounds and beaches. He was instrumental in the consolidation of the subway systems, creation of health centers, a central library building, the Brooklyn College campus, Brooklyn Civic Center site, and better roads and parkways linking Brooklyn to the other boroughs. He was a member of the State Commission which revised tenement and housing laws in 1928-29. Ingersoll strongly advocated non-partisan municipal government. He once wrote: "The Dreamer Dies, But Never Dies The Dream." Ingersoll Houses is in Brooklyn.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
Raymond V. Ingersoll Houses in Brooklyn has 20 buildings, 6 and 11-stories tall on 22.9-acres with 1,802 apartments housing some 4,532 residents. Completed February 24, 1944, it is bordered by Park and Myrtle Avenues, Saint Edward's and Prince Streets.