When Leopold Wertheim purchased the "old buildings" at 13 and 15 East 11th Street in April 1902, he was already erecting an apartment building, The Van Rensselaer, on the site of two other vintage structures next door at 17 and 19 East 11th Street. In reporting on the recent sale, the Record & Guide commented, "A 9-story apartment building will be erected on the plot."
My Darling Dear. Am leaving but against my wishes. If you love me, please wait until my return. I simply cannot give you up. Yours sincerely, Bill.