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Cobbler Square Lofts, 1350 N Wells St, Old Town

Cobbler Square

In the mid-80s architect Ken Schroeder transformed 30 ramshackle buildings used as a Dr Scholl’s factory into Cobbler Square, 295 loft apartments and ground-floor retail space in a colorful, visually arresting set of seven structures enclosing landscaped courtyards. Village Green oversaw a complete renovation of the complex, including upgrading and expansion of the common areas ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 24, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Fun and flexible lofts in the heart of Old Town

Cobbler Square, Chicago

Cobbler Square, 1350 N Wells St, is one of the signature adaptive reuse projects in Chicago — or anywhere in the US. In the mid-80s architect Ken Schroeder transformed 30 ramshackle buildings used as a Dr Scholl’s factory into 295 loft apartments in a colorful, visually arresting set of seven structures enclosing landscaped courtyards. In ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 10, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Old Town’s Cobbler Square joins the Craigslist Apartment Cleanup

Cobbler Square, Chicago

Cobbler Square has joined the growing roster of properties and management companies supporting the Craigslist Apartment Cleanup, a campaign whose goal is eliminating all illegal rental service advertising at Craigslist, Trulia, Zillow, hotpads and other websites. Cobbler Square transformed 30 factory and warehouse structures built between 1880 and 1965 into five interconnected buildings housing nearly ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 27, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A Cobbler Square loft story – facts, lies and stale information

Cobbler Square, Chicago

Over the weekend I noticed rental services advertising 2-bedroom, 2-bath lofts at Cobbler Square on Craigslist at prices ranging from $2,550 to $2,610. The lofts ranged in size up to 1,475 square feet. I naturally headed for Cobbler Square’s website, and wasn’t surprised to learn that the only 2-bedroom, 2-bath available for rent in the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 28, 2012