One of my clients asked about the Rossmor and it occurred to me that home buyers and real estate agents who are not familiar with downtown may not know the names that go with the addresses.
The Rossmor has alway been one of my favorite buildings. It is located at 500 N. Robert Street and is home to a few businesses including Black Sheep Pizza and Keys Cafe. There are 129 loft type units in the building and some are occupied by artists who live and work in the building
The Rossmor is soon to have new neighbors. A small park across the street where Pedro luggage used to be and a new Lunds store.
I have sold several units in the building over the years. They range in size from 400-1800 square feet. The pictures are of an 800 square foot unit on the 2nd floor. This is the most common floor plan.
9ft tall Windows – shades included
There is room for storage above the bathroom and behind it. There is also storage space inside the bathroom.
The Building – History
The Rossmor was built in 1916 as the Foot Schulez Co. building, a shoe and boot manufacturer. Before the conversion in 2002, The building was used as affordable living for artists. The Rossmor retains its rich history in the arts by sponsoring the Art Crawl twice a year and has original creations throughout the common areas of the building.
Winner, Redevelopment/Extensive Renovation the Business Journal – Best in Real Estate 2003
First Place Honor Award, Residential – FAB Awards Program – International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northland Chapter, 2004
St. Paul Heritage Preservation Award, 2005
Located at the northern edge of downtown St. Paul, the Rossmor Building is a well known landmark on the city’s skyline. Finished at the end of 1918, it has served as manufacturing warehouse, office and artist studios. The renewed Rossmor retains its vibrant mix of tenants and users on the street level. The upper six stories have been converted to live/work units for artists and other creative tenants.
The loft style residences of the Rossmor are all unique, each has it’s own unique layout. Some units have views of the State Capitol building. Custom cabinetry was designed to express a fresh clean look, and the existing concrete floors were cleaned and sealed to maintain the urban appeal of the building. High ceilings and an open floor plan, leaves room for interpretation for each unit owner.