Although the Dorilton apartments (co-op) doesn’t take up the entire block, it certainly seems that way, towering over the intersection of Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue and 71st Street. Designed by the firm of Janes & Leo in the Beaux Arts style, the structure was completed in 1902 and remains an impressive piece of New York architecture.
The Dorilton’s ornate facade is best seen from Broadway/Amsterdam Avenue, though the nine-story arched entrance is on 71st Street.
The Dorilton is a New York City landmark and listed in the National register of Historic Places. The building has attracted many architectural critiques – see the sample below.
The Dorilton Vital Statistics
- Location: 171 W 71st Street at Broadway
- Year completed: 1902
- Architect: Janes & Leo
- Floors: 12
- Style: Beaux Arts
- New York City Landmark: 1974
- National Register of Historic Places: 1983
The Dorilton Suggested Reading
- Wikipedia entry
- NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report
- City Realty review
- The New York Times review
- The Architecture and Development of New York City (Columbia University) excerpt
- New York Public Library digital gallery: Dorilton floor plans