The Eldorado, Manhattan

One of the great horned buildings of Central Park West, the Eldorado was built in 1929/30. It inherited its name from the El Dorado, an apartment building that stood at the same spot since 1909. Garrison Keilor lived here for a time. The top of the northern tower hides the building’s water tank.

And as his strength

Failed him at length

He met a pilgrim shadow–

Shadow, said he

Where can it be–

This land of Eldorado?

Over the Mountains

Of the Moon

Down the Valley of Shadow

Ride, boldly ride

The shade replied–

If you seek for Eldorado

– Edgar Allan Poe

Map It

300 Central Park West

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