300 East 115th Street
New York, NY 10029
(212) 289-5100 Fax (212) 426-8450
East 112th Street/Third Ave.
East 115th Street/First Avenue
6 to 116th Street and Lexington Avenue –
walk 1 block to 115th Street – walk to 2nd Avenue
M101, M102 south bound to 116th Street and 3rd Avenue – walk to 115th Street and 2nd Avenue
M15 south bound to 116th Street and 1st Avenue – walk to 115th Street and 2nd Avenue
NAMED AFTER: THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743-1826) – The 3rd President of the United States (1801-1809), Jefferson was a member of the second Continental Congress and drafted the Declaration of Independence (1776). His presidency was marked by the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France and the Tripolitan War. A political philosopher, educator and architect, Jefferson designed his own estate, Monticello, and buildings for the University of Virginia, an institution he helped found. He was the first President inaugurated in Washington, D.C., a city he helped plan. Jefferson Houses is in Manhattan.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
President Thomas Jefferson Houses in Manhattan has 18 buildings, 7, 13 and 14-stories tall with 1,487 apartments housing an estimated 3,729 residents. The 17.38-acre site was completed June 30, 1959 and is bordered by First and Third Avenues, East 112th and East 115th Streets.