The Dorilton

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Dorilton
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The Dorilton 171 West 71st Street
The Dorilton is located in New York City
The Dorilton
Location 171 W. 71st St., New York, New York
Coordinates 40°46′41″N 73°58′55″W / 40.77806°N 73.98194°W / 40.77806; -73.98194Coordinates: 40°46′41″N 73°58′55″W / 40.77806°N 73.98194°W / 40.77806; -73.98194
Area less than one acre
Built 1900
Architect Janes & Leo
Architectural style Beaux Arts
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83001723[1]
Added to NRHP September 8, 1983

The Dorilton is a luxury residential housing cooperative in Manhattan, New York City. Construction began in 1900 and was completed by 1902.

Architecture[edit]

The building was designed by Janes & Leo, the New York-based architectural firm of Elisha Harris Janes and Richard Leopold Leo for real estate developer Hamilton M. Weed. It is located at 171 West 71st Street, at Broadway (New York City).

The building is noted for its opulent Beaux-Arts style limestone and brick exterior, featuring monumental sculptures, richly balustraded balconies, and a three-story, copper and slate mansard roof.[2] The exterior masonry, decorative terra-cotta work and chimneys and roof were expertly restored in 1998 by the Walter B. Melvin architectural firm.[3][4]

Architecture historian Andrew Dolkart thinks it may be "the most flamboyant apartment house in New York," with its striking, "French-inspired" sculpted figures and an enormous iron gate "reminiscent of those that guard French palaces."[5]

Architecture historian Francis Morrone regards it as one of the city's great apartment buildings.[6]

The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1974. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ The Dorilton: photos and description
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Larry E. Gobrecht (August 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: The Dorilton". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-03-25.  See also: "Accompanying six photos". 
  5. ^ Guide to New York City landmarks, Andrew Dolkart, Matthew A. Postal, John Wiley and Sons, 2004, p. 139.
  6. ^ The architectural guidebook to New York City, Francis Morrone, James Iska, Gibbs Smith, 2002, p. 268.

External links[edit]

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