Leave your sterile box of an apartment behind! Located just minutes from Racine's revitalized lakefront, and conveniently situated between both Milwaukee and Chicago, the Mitchell Wagon Factory Lofts bring the best of historic architecture and cutting edge urban living together into a remarkable synthesis. With over 5 acres of floor space and 100 apartments, the Mitchell Wagon Lofts are perfect for those looking to leave their cramped studio and step into an artist's dream. Fourteen to twenty foot high ceilings, skylights, vast workspace both in each apartment and in our state-of-the-art workshop area allow for maximum creativity and inspiration.
Perfect for the working artist, our Live/Work spaces feature such conveniences as washer/dryer, dishwasher, central air and gas heating in all apartments, as well as underground and off-street surface parking. Busy artists can also appreciate our on-site darkroom, kiln, and fitness center. Stop by today for a personal tour, but be prepared -- once you've seen our amazing apartments you'll be ready to make one your home!
One hundred and fifty years ago Henry Mitchell, with his wife Margaret, moved from Kenosha to Racine where he founded the Mitchell Company. For the next 69 years the business boomed, expanding from one of the premier manufacturers of covered wagons into the realm of the automobiles and motorcycles.
Upon arriving in Racine, the Mitchell Company quickly expanded with orders coming from as far away as Nebraska and Kansas for the company's famous farm implements. During the Civil War, the Mitchell Company became exclusively involved in the production of covered wagons. For years, the Mitchell Company was looked to for the best in wagons.
With wagon sales peaking in 1890, Mitchell diversified into the production of motorcycles and automobiles. By the end of World War I, Mitchell had formed a new firm called H. Mitchell & Company with his son-in-law William Turner Lewis. Even though the H. Mitchell & Company automobiles did not share the success of some of their contemporaries, the name still stands strong. The quality of the Mitchell Wagon was nearly unmatched and to this day history buffs recall fondly the booming success of Mitchell's venture in its time.
Information provided by the Racine Heritage Museum and is based on Larry A. Goodwin's Mitchell-Lewis Research - Part 1.
We have several apartment homes reserved at reduced rents should your household income fall within area guidelines. Call today for details on this great money saving opportunity. This is made possible due to our participation in Wisconsin’s affordable housing program.
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