PS 199

Named in memory of:
Jesse Isidor Straus
Ambassador to France (appointed by Franklin Roosevelt)
President of R.H. Macy & Co.

Ground-breaking Date:
April 14, 1961

Opening Date:
March 4, 1963

Architect:
Edward Durell Stone (click to read more about Mr. Stone)

Architectural Firm:
Belluschi, Catalano & Westerman

General Contractor:
Wilaka Construction Corporation

Cost:
$2.4 million

Number of Classrooms: 
35 classrooms

Special Classrooms:
5 for cerebral palsy, 2 for brain injured, 1 for blind students

Dedication Date:
March 24, 1964