Construction on the Imperial House apartment building began in 1959, and was completed in 1961. The 30-floor building housed 350 apartments and professional offices upon opening in 1960.
​     The exterior of the building and it's structure was ​designed by architects Emery Roth & Sons. The interior and the grounds was designed by The Raymond Loewy Group.
​      Joan Crawford lived in this apartment building from the fall of 1968 until her death on May 10th 1977.​​

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The Imperial House lobby (Circa early 1960s)
Vintage sales material for the Imperial House building (Circa 1961).
The last photo is of the building's architect Raymond Loewy with a scale model of the building (Circa 1959) ​

​​​Imperial House Apartment Building
150 East 69th Street New York, New York​​
Contemporary photos of the Imperial House lobby and garden (May 2017)