Tour The Gargoyles of the Upper West Side!

  Last modified on October 14th, 2022

It’s hard to ignore the many faces protruding from some of our most intricate and historic buildings. On Saturday, October 27th, Landmark West is offering a walking tour to give you a closer look at the gargoyles of the Upper West Side.

The tour will be an hour and a half, from 1:00 to 2:30pm, and architectural historian Nina Harkrader will be your guide.

The specific buildings included in the walking tour have not been disclosed, but here are a few you might expect to see!

The Dakota at 1 West 72nd Street

The Dakota Gargoyle

photo credit: @philroeder



The Dorilton at 171 West 71st Street

The Dorilton NYC

photo credit: @theseatofyourpants

The Pythian at 135 West 70th Street

The Pythian NYC

photo credit: @robert_p_sherman

About your guide

An archaeologist and historian, Dr. Nina Harkrader has worked for over a decade in the preservation field, with a special focus in 19th and early 20th century art and architecture.

About Landmark West!

The goal of this non-profit is to protect historic buildings and districts throughout the Upper West Side, helping them achieve landmark status and promoting awareness of the neighborhood’s character. They’ve been around since 1985.


Tickets are $15 for LW members and $20 for non-members. Kids under 12 will be admitted for free with an adult ticket.

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