The property appraisers office shows a construction date of 1911.
The first mention of the property I could find in the Google newspaper archive was an ad for renting the apartments in 1922,
Another rental ad from 1931 showed the building had the name “Spears apartments“,
In a rare historical find one of the residents Ambrose Hamm was a survivor of the sinking of the Maine.
And finally a personal mention for a B. Altman executive,