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Guide to the Freedman Family Papers
and Other Documents
1765–1968 (bulk, 1930–1950)
 MS 231

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Historical note

Constructed in 1906–1907 as the Lasanno Court, the building at 307 West 79th Street on Manhattan's Upper West Side offered residents spacious six- to eight-room apartments. It attracted such tenants as the family of journalist A. J. Liebling and the violinist Jascha Heifetz. By the 1930s the Bi-Bro Realty Corporation purchased the building and renamed it the Imperial Court Hotel, converting its apartments to single room occupancy "studios" with semi-private baths and housekeeping services.