LINCOLN, ABRAHAM HOUSES
2142 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10037
(212) 283-5700 Fax (212) 283-0936
5th Avenue/Park Avenue
East 132nd Street/East 135th Street
2, 3 to 135th Street – walk east 2 blocks to
M1, M7 or M102 to 135th Street and Lenox Avenue
– walk east to Madison Avenue
BX33 east and west to 135th Street and Madison (crosstown bus)
NAMED AFTER: ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865) – The 16th President of the United States (1861-1865), Lincoln led the Union during the Civil War and issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves. His main goal remained to preserve the Union. He is well remembered for his 1863 Gettysburg Address in which his thoughts on the war were most beautifully expressed. Actor John Wilkes Booth, at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., assassinated Lincoln shortly after the end of the war. Lincoln Houses is in Manhattan.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
President Abraham Lincoln Houses in Manhattan has 14 buildings, 6 and 14-stories tall. There are 1,282 apartments with some 3,117 residents. Completed December 29, 1948, the 12.67-acre complex is between East 132nd and East 135th Streets, Fifth and Park Avenues.