Rotterdam in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Home of Jimmy Carter
Rotterdam Housing Area
Home of Jimmy Carter
October 1952 - October 1953
James Earl Carter, Jr., President of the United States 1977-1981, and his wife Rosalynn, lived in Quarters Number 7 when he attended Union College as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander.
Erected 1986 by Members of the US Military.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #39 James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
Location. 42° 47.299′ N, 73° 59.033′ W. Marker is in Rotterdam, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker can be reached from un-named cul-de-sac off of Duanesburg Road. The marker is located in the grassy center of the loop at the end of an the cul-de-sac in a former military housing area. The cul-de-sac has no street sign nor does it have a name on any current maps. The cul-de-sac Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Smithy (approx. 1.2 miles away); George Westinghouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); 10th Ward War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Vedder Family Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bradt House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 23 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Enlarged Lock 23 (approx. 2.4 miles away); General Electric Building 32 (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rotterdam.
Regarding Home of Jimmy Carter. The Carter Family was too poor to afford a four-year college education for Jimmy, so he decided at an early age that he wanted to attend the U.S. Naval Academy where the government would provide an education. He began Naval Academy training in 1943 and was commissioned in 1946 and later spent about three years in submarine service. When the navy began building atomic-powered submarines Carter applied to the program. In 1952 he was assigned as an engineering officer of the U.S.S. Sea Wolf, then under construction. As part of his assignment he took graduate courses in nuclear physics
The housing complex was sold recently: On February 22, 2008 officials from the U.S. General Services Administration concluded the auction of the former Rotterdam Housing Area, with the winning bidder offering $1.92 million for the property. The housing complex is the last of the former Schenectady Army Depot property to be sold by GSA.
The property was initially developed by the Federal Housing Authority in 1951, with apartments leased to military personnel and civilians working for the armed forces. The year after the 52-unit development known as Mohawk Manor opened, Carter, then a young lieutenant commander in the Navy moved into apartment 7 in Building 471 with his wife, Rosalynn. The adjacent depot was constructed in 1918 and served the Army during the later months of WWI. After
Additional keywords. President Jimmy Carter U.S. Navy Rotterdam Army Depot Housing Union College Schenectady USS Seawolf
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 4,069 times since then and 629 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 5. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.