Built in 1938, this former Western Electric Company factory was converted to mixed-use lofts in 1996. Boasting an impressive yellow brick deco façade reminiscent of the era in which the building was constructed, the Telephone Factory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and retains much of its original industrial charm, both inside and out. Comprising 66 units ranging from 750 to 10,000 square feet, the Telephone Factory offers a vast range of residential and commercial opportunities, all in one property.
The units themselves inhabit 4 stories within the “main” building as well as the expanse of a single-story “warehouse” building. The “main” building, which once housed the factory floor, offices and cafeteria, has two entry points, with the main entrance at the grand, 75’ art deco glass-block tower. The “warehouse” building, which once housed the shipping and receiving areas of the factory, offers discrete unit entrances directly from the parking lot, many with full-sized, functioning roll-up doors.
The open and largely unconstructed units offer 14’ ceilings on the first and second stories and 14’ and 28’ ceilings on the third story, each with original, 8’ factory windows. The warehouse units offer 28’ ceilings with 12’ windows. Hundreds of square feet of concrete flooring and ceiling leave much to the individual imaginations and preferences of the residents whose living and working spaces are as unique as they are.
Interior common hallways are spacious and open and supported by the constancy of giant, mushroom-shaped columns, indicative of the period in which the building was constructed. Unique and distinctive lighting fixtures complement each floor, and the roof deck offers spectacular skyline views of the city and the beltline. The backyard common area opens onto the beltline, allowing our residents the privacy of an enclosed picnic and play area combined with the convenience of immediate access to the surrounding neighborhoods via the newly-constructed pedestrian thoroughfare.