CARVER, GEORGE WASHINGTON HOUSES
1475 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029
(212) 534-1205 Fax (212) 426-8432
East 99th Street/East 106th Street
Madison Avenue/Park Avenue
6 to 103rd Street and Lexington Avenue
M1, M2, M3, M4, M18
Downtown on 5th Avenue
Uptown on Madison Avenue
NAMED AFTER: GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (1864-1943) – African- American botanist, agricultural chemist and educator, born a slave, who developed hundreds of uses for the peanut, soybean and sweet potato, prompting Southern farmers to produce these soil-enriching crash crops. He was director of agricultural research at Tuskegee Institute. He developed the crop rotation method of preventing soil nutrient depletion. He developed 325 different uses for peanuts, ranging from cooking oil to printers ink. He devoted much of his life to improving the lives of Black Americans. Carver Houses is in Manhattan.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
George Washington Carver Houses in Manhattan consists of 13 buildings, 6 and 15-stories tall. It has 1,246 apartments housing some 2,723 persons. East 99th and East 106th Streets, Park and Madison Avenues border the 14.63-acre development. It was completed January 31, 1958.