ELY WALKER LOFTS
Revitalizing a turn-of-the-century historic building in the Washington Avenue Loft District of St. Louis.
Constructed in 1917 as a dry goods warehouse, the Ely Walker building’s location in the burgeoning Washington Avenue Loft District offered an opportunity to bring new life to a vacant property. In partnership with Orchard Development, Lamar Johnson Collaborative designed a desirable residential destination with modern amenities while preserving the historic character of the building. Featuring high ceilings, exposed brick and expansive windows, the project reused existing materials and incorporated a six-story atrium to increase natural light for the residents.