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East 168th St./Park Ave.
East 169th St./Webster Ave.
2, 3 to 149th St. and 3rd Ave.
Pick up the BX41 to 169th St. and Webster Ave.
D to 170th St. and Grand Concourse
BX11 to Claremont Pkwy and Webster Ave.
BX15 to 169th St. and 3rd Ave.
BX35 to 168th St. and Webster Ave.
BX41 to 169th St. and Webster Ave.
NAMED AFTER: DANIEL WEBSTER (1782-1852) – A U.S. Representative from New Hampshire and later a Representative and Senator from Massachusetts, he was a noted orator who espoused the preservation of the Union as a leader in the new Whig Party. Webster fast became a champion of American nationalism. He was a strong opponent of the war of 1812 because it had crippled New England's shipping industry. When New England switched to manufacturing to replace the lost shipping business, Webster fought for high-tariffs to prevent competition from imports. He twice served as Secretary of State (1841-43 and 1850-52). Webster Houses is in the Bronx.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
Daniel Webster Houses in the Bronx has five 21-story buildings with 605 apartments housing an estimated 1,679 residents. The 4.53-acre complex was completed September 30, 1965 and is between East 168th and East 169th Streets, Park and Webster Avenues.