Prairie Avenue LoftsChicago’s Prairie Avenue district was once home to the city’s elite families. The area runs down Prairie Avenue from 18th Street to Cullerton Street and once was home to stately mansions and other gilded structures that housed famous Chicagoans like Marshall Field, George Pullman, and Phillip Armour. The neighborhood has seen resurgence in recent years, after decades of flying under the radar, and is now part of the New South Side. Many new residential and commercial opportunities are surfacing here, many offering a greater bang-for-the-buck factor than the city’s more obvious zip codes. One of the more interesting residences in the district is the Prairie Avenue Lofts development. Located at 221 E. Cullerton in a structure built in the 1920’s to house the Atwell Printing Company, the project offers 108 loft units across eight rehabbed floors and 30 penthouse homes on three additional new floors. The conversion was completed in 2001 by Legacy Development and added attached, heated garage parking, a fitness center, and a bike room to this vintage gem.
The Lofts sit in a great spot and put residents minutes from major expressways, Lake Shore Drive, and much public transportation. Grant Park, The Museum Campus, Burnham Harbor, and McCormick Place are all within easy reach. The Prairie Avenue Lofts provide those who live in them with a winning combination of vintage charm and modern convenience. Units are available for rent as well as for purchase, which makes it easy to find a way to call Prairie Avenue Lofts home. Those who wish to find out more about living here can contact Phoenix Rising Management Group LTD at 946 W. Randolph, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60607, by phone at 312-850-3251, or by visiting www.prairieavanuelofts.com.
- Mike O'Cull