The Dorilton 171 West 71st Street
|Location||171 W. 71st St., New York, New York|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Janes & Leo|
|Architectural style||Beaux Arts|
|NRHP Reference #||83001723|
|Added to NRHP||September 8, 1983|
The building was designed by Janes & Leo, the New York City-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 (Manhattan).
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. The exterior masonry, decorative terra-cotta work and chimneys and roof were expertly restored in 1998 by the Walter B. Melvin architectural firm.
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."
- Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- The Dorilton: photos and description
- "The Dorilton, 171 West 71st Street ", Walter B. Melvin Architects, LLC. Accessed 10 December 2015.
- 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".
- Guide to New York City landmarks, Andrew Dolkart, Matthew A. Postal, John Wiley and Sons, 2004, p. 139.
- The architectural guidebook to New York City, Francis Morrone, James Iska, Gibbs Smith, 2002, p. 268.
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