The Ansonia is located on Broadway in New York City. This Beaux Arts apartment building was built by William Earle Dodge Stokes, an heir to the Ansonia copper fortune, between 1899 and 1904. When it was completed it was the largest residential apartment in the city. Over the years the Ansonia has been home to many noted persons. Broadway showman Florenz Ziegfeld lived here in a thirteen room suite on the ninth floor with his wife, actress Anna Held. He also kept his mistress, showgirl Lillian Lorraine, on the tenth floor, in her own suite. Baseball legend Babe Ruth was sold to the Yankees in 1919 and moved into the Ansonia with his wife, Helen Woodford. The couple separated in 1925 and Babe used the hotel as his personal party palace. Another darker side of baseball is purported to have occurred here, the origins of the Black Sox scandal. White Sox first baseman Chick Gandil had a room at the Ansonia and it is said that he held a meeting with his teammates here on September 21, 1919, which resulted in them agreeing to throw the World Series. In the 1960s the Ansonia escaped the wrecking ball and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.