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Repurposed Dallas buildings make great apartments

Historic photo of the Titche-Goettinger building.

Historic photo of the Titche-Goettinger building.You recycle your garbage, reuse your grocery bags, and shop for repurposed furniture. So why not look for a Dallas apartment with an interesting past life as another type of building?

One of the hottest trends in Dallas living is buildings that once were once something else altogether. We have tons of these sorts of projects to choose from here and they’re often in convenient locations with artistic touches.

Lofts are the primary new look for former warehouses and industrial space. A few projects in the Dallas area include:

Titche-Goettinger building – Once a major department store, a large portion of this National Register of Historic Places structure is now an apartment building with 129 lofts. This was Dallas’ earliest apartment conversion project. The architects left as many original décor touches from the 1929 building as possible, including columns, windows and a ballroom stage.

Mitchell building – This was once a cotton gin manufacturing building, and now residents enjoy the industrial style of hardwood and concrete flooring, lofted ceilings, large windows and other amenities in 79 units of up to 2,200 square feet. Located in Deep Ellum, with a rooftop deck and outdoor swimming pool.

Continental Trailways building – Talk about convenient – this 1916 building on Jackson Street, which served as offices as well as a transit center – has retail units in its downstairs, including the grocery store Urban Market. Unfortunately, a remodel of the structure in 1960s stripped out a lot of the historic details.

Ford Motor Parts building – Another Deep Ellum loft conversion, the former Ford Motor Parts building is now the Adam Hats Lofts. These lofts feature wide open floor plans, high windows, ceilings up to 17’’, and a convenient location.

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