The History

The American Electric Loft’s building is a classic example of the architectural Richardsonian Romanesque style and is marked by its massive masonry structure and round-arched windows. The facade is highlighted with terra-cotta motifs that give it a renaissance-era flair.

In 1892, the building was constructed for the Richardson, Roberts, and Byrne Dry Goods Co. Over the years, the company grew to become the largest wholesale, dry-goods plant in the city. Two more wholesale giants, Wyeth Hardware & Manufacturing Warehouse and the American Electric Company, have both taken residence there and have each given character and a rich history to the building. Come experience the history and discover a new way of living.

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