Millan House (two Ls, please) is a pair of buildings spanning E 67th to E 68th Street, built around a private garden and adorned with a private zoo. If they were built on an avenue – Park or Lexington – this New York architecture would be well known; in their mid-block location they’re a pleasant surprise to passers-by.
The whimsical animals are carved stone, not terra cotta – the building was owned by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., after all. The building is now a cooperative.
Millan House Vital Statistics
- Location: 115 E 67th Street/116 E 68th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues
- Year completed: 1931
- Architect: Andrew J. Thomas
- Floors: 11
- Style: neo-Romanesque
- New York City Landmark: 1981 (Upper East Side Historic District)
Millan House Recommended Reading
- NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report (pdf pgs. 363 & 404)
- The New York Times Streetscapes | Upper East Side | Dr. Dolittle’s Kind of Co-op (July 14, 2011)
- City Realty review
- Emporis database
- Douglas Elliman Real Estate listing