Dorothy Parker Homes

214 W. 72nd St
214 West 72nd Street, where Dorothy Rothschild lived in 1893.

Like any good tour of a literary person, you need to know where they lived and worked. A lot of the places where Mrs. Parker lived are woven into the fabric of her stories. By visiting the streets and neighborhoods she once walked, one gets a sense of being inside a Parker story or piece of verse. These are listed in the chronological order of when she resided in each locale.

Dottie in New Jersey, in 1893 this is where she was born, on the Jersey Shore

Childhood Home, 1893 Upper West Side residence where Dottie Rothschild lived before her mother died

Pre-Teen Home, young Dottie’s home at turn of the Century, at 57 W. 68th Street

Sixty-Eighth Street Snow, see the unfair world through a child’s young eyes

Young Poet’s Home, as a teen and young adult Dottie Rothschild resided here, at 310 W. 80th Street

Boarding House, where Dottie lived in 1915 while working at Vogue

The Parkers, Dorothy lived here when Eddie was away in the war, and when she joined the Algonquin Round Table

The Bad Apartment, apartment in midtown where Dorothy and Eddie Parker had some bad times

The Alqonquin, Dottie had a furnished room here, and could pop down in the elevator to meet her pals at the Round Table

The Lowell, when Dorothy suffered from writers block, she checked in here

Art Deco End, This apartment on East 52nd Street was the last place Dottie lived before going to Los Angeles

Dottie in Denver, This bungalow is where the couple lived in the summer of 1934

Pennsylvania Parker, During the Depression, Dorothy and Alan bought a farmhouse in Bucks County

Hollywood Period, For more than 30 years Mrs. Parker spent time in Los Angeles

The Volney, this is where Dorothy lived for the last 15 years of her life, and died in 1967