Dakota Apartments

1 W. 72nd St., New York, New York


The Dakota (Apartments), 1 West Seventy-second Street

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer 1965, SOUTH (FRONT) FACADE.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street Views 


Completed in 1884, The Dakota is a very early example of an elegant and luxurious New York City apartment building. Because it has been well-maintained and little altered since its erection, the building retains to a very great extent its original layout and decorative features. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS NY-5467)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 26, 1972
Reference number
Architectural style
Victorian: Renaissance
Area of significance
Levels of significance
National; State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Multiple dwelling
Current function
Multiple dwelling
Period of significance
Significant years
1880; 1884

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • June 21, 2017: New photos from Michael Miller
  • February 27, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • June 21, 2012: New Street View added by wdzinc

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