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Guide to Development

Managed From Chelsea Houses
(212) 924-2626 Fax (212) 627-7938

Street Boundaries
West 25th St./Chelsea Park
Ninth Ave./Tenth Ave.

NAMED AFTER: JOHN LOVEJOY ELLIOTT (1868 - 1942) – A dynamic humanist, Elliott fell in love with one of the city's worst neighborhoods and dedicated his life to the people there. That area is the Chelsea-Elliott section of Manhattan's West Side in the 20s. He was a major force in getting the Chelsea and Elliott developments built. He founded the Hudson Guild a neighborhood settlement house that still provides activities and a summer camp program for youngsters in the area. Elliott was a senior leader of the Ethical Culture Society where he taught ethics, teachings he also brought to the Hudson Guild and the people of the area. Elliott Houses is in Manhattan.

John Lovejoy Elliott Houses consists of four buildings, 11 and 12-stories tall with 589 apartments that are home to about 1,420 residents. Completed July 15, 1947, the complex is bordered by West 25th Street, Chelsea Park, Ninth and Tenth Avenues in Manhattan.