Self-Guided Walking Tour – Unique Upper West Side Historic Buildings

The Upper West Side is home to some of the most unique buildings in Manhattan. The buildings on this tour are chosen for their architectural design and historic significance. This leisurely 2.3 mile tour loops gently through some of the most interesting real estate on the Upper West Side. Beginning at the Fieldston School on 64th Street and Central Park West, the route winds west over a couple of avenues to West End, before heading north to 79th Street and the American Museum of Natural History. From there, circle back south via Central Park West to The Dakota, at 72nd Street. The Dakota was both the former home of John Lennon, and the place where he was tragically shot. Finally, cross the street into Strawberry Fields, the section of Central Park dedicated to the memory of John Lennon. The 2.5 acre landscaped area was named after the Beatle’s song “Strawberry Fields Forever”.

Begin the Tour

  1. Ethical Culture Fieldston School – 33 Central Park West (between 63rd & 64th Streets)
  2. Congregation Shearith Israel – 2 W. 70th Street (corner of Central Park West)
  3. The Dorilton – 171 W. 71st Street (between Columbus & Broadway)
  4. Ansonia – 2109 Broadway (between 73rd & 74th Streets)
  5. Apthorp – 390 West End (between 78th & 79th Streets)
  6. American Museum of Natural History – Central Park West (between 77th & 81st Streets)
  7. New York Historical Society – 170 Central Park West (corner of 77th Street)
  8. Fourth Universalist Society of New York – 160 Central Park West (between 75th & 76th Streets)
  9. San Remo – 145-146 Central Park West (between 74th & 75th Streets)
  10. The Dakota – 1 W. 72nd Street (corner of Central Park West)
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Congregation Shearith Israel
The Dorilton
American Museum of Natural History
New York Historical Society
Fourth Universalist Society of New York
San Remo
The Dakota

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