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MORRIS HOUSES
3663 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 588-7700 Fax (718) 537-3051


Street Boundaries
East 171st Street/East 169th Street
Third Avenue/Park Avenue
Subway Lines
2, 5 to 3rd Avenue and East 149th Street – transfer to BX55, BX15 buses to East 169th Street and 3rd Avenue
Bus Lines
BX15, BX55 from East 149th Street to East 169th Street and 3rd Avenue


NAMED AFTER: GOUVERNEUR MORRIS (1725-1816) – A lawyer and diplomat, Morris was a signer of the Articles of Confederation. He led diplomatic missions to England and later became Minister to France, where he replaced Thomas Jefferson. He was also U.S. Senator from New York (1800-03). Morris was born at Morrisania estate, then part of Westchester County, now the Bronx. He has been a leading figure at the Continental Congress where he was noted for having made the most speeches of anyone. Morris Houses is in the Bronx.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
Gouverneur Morris I Houses in the Bronx consists of ten buildings, 16 and 20-stories tall with 1,084 apartments housing some 3,041 residents. The 9.57-acre site was completed August 31, 1965 and is between East 169th and East 170th Streets, Third and Park Avenues.