RANDOLPH, PHILLIP A. HOUSES
Consolidated With Grampion
261 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10026
(212) 222-5205 Fax (212) 665-9431
114th Street/Frederick Douglass Blvd
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
2, 3, B, C to 116th Street
M2, M10 to 114th Street
M16 to 116th Street and 8th Avenue
NAMED AFTER: PHILIP RANDOLPH (1889-1979) – The principal organizer of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), Randolph led efforts to end segregation in the Armed Forces and in schools. The BSCP came to be viewed as a symbol of the African-American's claim to dignity, respect and a decent livelihood. It took some 12 years for Randolph to unionize the Pullman Company, the first such contract between a major national employer and a predominantly Black union. He was the key player in forcing an end to discrimination in the military in industry. He participated in a number of civil rights marches, including the March on Washington of 1963 where Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Randolph Houses is in Manhattan.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
A. Phillip Randolph Houses in Manhattan consists of 36, five-story buildings with 455 apartments housing some 1,042 residents. Completed April 30, 1977, the 2.07-acre complex is bordered by West 114th Street, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Douglass Boulevards.