1402 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 11456
(718) 588-8700 Fax (718) 537-3074
169th Street/171st Street
Webster Avenue/Park Avenue
5, 2 to 149th Street and 3rd Avenue – transfer to BX41
BX41 local to 170th Street and Webster Avenue
NAMED AFTER: EDMUND BORGIA BUTLER (1896 - 1956) – The 4th Chairman of NYCHA, Butler was an attorney. He was a vigorous and sometimes controversial supporter of low-cost public housing. In particular, he fought for affordable housing for veterans during the housing shortage following WW II. He was a full professor at Fordham University Law School when he was appointed to NYCHA by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1942. He resigned in 1947. Butler Houses is in the Bronx.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
Edmund Borgia Butler Houses is a Bronx development with six, 21-story buildings containing 1,476 apartments housing an estimated 4,357 residents. Completed December 31, 1964, the complex extends from East 169th to East 171st Streets, from Park to Webster Avenues.