About Harding Street Lofts

Truly a rare living opportunity in downtown Indianapolis, Harding Street Lofts, offers unique, historic, loft-style apartments available for rent. Featuring…

  • 12 Foot Ceilings
  • Historic Red Brick
  • Polished Concrete Floors
  • Modern Cherry Kitchen Cabinets with Moveable Island
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • AND a Full Size Washer & Dryer in Every Unit

HISTORY:

The complex is comprised of four buildings constructed in two phases; the eastern half between 1894 and 1898 and the western in 1899. It was built for the H. Lauter Company, and Indianapolis-based furniture producer. Henry Lauter was born in Germany and trained as a glass maker before moving to New York City in 1865. It was in New York that he would begin creating furniture. Upon moving to Indianapolis in 1876, Henry owned a number of furniture companies in the downtown area before he purchased the parcel of land at Washington & Harding Streets. Although Henry Lauter died in 1907, his family continued to operate the business until the mid-1930’s when it succumbed to the economic conditions of the Great Depression. As its height the H. Lauter Company employed four hundred people and shipped its products worldwide.

The bank foreclosed on the property in 1937 and it was at that time that the property was parceled and sold to two separate owners. The North Factory and Office Building (currently Lauter Lofts Condominiums) were occupied by Regal Stores, functioning as a grocery warehouse distribution center until 1975. After Regal vacated the property, there were several short-term occupants, however, the building remained untouched until the condo conversion in 2004.

The South Factory was purchased by Jacob Solotken, a Russian immigrant who, at 15 years old left his parents behind to follow an older brother to the Indianapolis area. He began recycling paper, cardboard, metals, even rags. Solotken occupied the South Factory and grounds entirely until 2010 when the company purchased a more modern facility on English Avenue in Indianapolis. The company is still family owned and operated.

In 2011, the “U” shaped 4-story building was purchased by Core Redevelopment to be repurposed into unique loft style living spaces. Innovative design entailed the removal of the roof from two, one-story building to create enclosed courtyards for tenant use. Character defining features were retained and restored, including element that illustrate the building evolution.

 

Current Residents

# Type Square Feet
Harding Street Style A Style A Two Bedroom Two Bath 835-975 sq ft
Harding Street Style B Style B Two Bedroom One Bath 780 sq ft
Harding Street Style C Style C Two Bedroom Two Bath 1200 sq ft
Harding Street Style E Style E Two Bedroom Two Bath 925 sq ft
Harding Street Style F Style F Two Bedroom One Bath 775 sq ft
Harding Street Style G Style G Two Bedroom Two Bath 730-805 sq ft
Harding Street Style H Style H Two Bedroom One Bath 660-725 sq ft
Harding Street Style I Style I Two Bedroom Two Bath 725 sq ft
Harding Street Style J Style J Two Bedroom Two Bath 870 sq ft
Harding Street Style K Style K Two Bedroom Two Bath 975 sq ft
Harding Street Style L Style L Two Bedroom Two Bath 1260 sq ft
Harding Street Style M Style M Two Bedroom Two Bath 1200 sq ft
Harding Street Style N Style N One Bedroom One Bath 575 sq ft
Harding Street Style O Style O One Bedroom One Bath 450 sq ft
Harding Street Style Q Style Q One Bedroom One Bath 450 sq ft
Harding Street Style R Style R One Bedroom One Bath 810 sq ft
Harding Street Style S Style S One Bedroom One Bath 485 sq ft
Harding Street Style T Style T One Bedroom One Bath 555 sq ft
Harding Street Style U Style U One Bedroom One Bath 450 sq ft

Places Nearby

  • IUPUI

    Harding Street Lofts

    420 University Boulevard

    IUPUI is Indiana's premier urban university, with 21 schools and academic units which grant degrees in more than 200 programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University.  Its location within blocks of downtown Indianapolis facilitates advancement of research and teaching, and presents unique opportunities for internships, partnerships, community engagement, and more.


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  • Lucas Oil Stadium

    Harding Street Lofts

    500 South Capitol Avenue

    Known best as the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium also is a major site for conventions, exhibitions, trade shows and NCAA basketball competition. The unique retractable roof makes it exceptionally flexible for both indoor and outdoor events. The roof can be opened or closed in approximately nine minutes.
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  • Convention Center

    Harding Street Lofts

    100 South Capitol Avenue

    The ICC is located in a six-block area in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, bordered by the State Capitol, Pan American Plaza, Union Station, Capitol Commons, Circle Centre shopping and entertainment complex, Victory Field and several major hotels.  4,717 hotel rooms connect to the Center with a total of 6,685 rooms within a six-block radius.
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  • Victory Field

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    501 West Maryland

    Recognized as the "Best Minor League Ballpark in America" by prominent publications such as Baseball America and Sports Illustrated, Victory Field opened its gates July 11, 1996, and serves as home of the Indianapolis Indians, Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The ballpark is also home to the annual City, County, and High School Baseball State Championships. On July 11, 2001, Victory Field hosted the Triple-A All-Star Game.
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  • Indianapolis Zoo

    Harding Street Lofts

    1200 West Washington Street

    The Indianapolis Zoo is located in White River State Park downtown, and since opening in 1964, it has grown into a world-class facility hosting a million visitors each year and playing a major role in worldwide conservation and research, including accomplishing the world’s first successful artificial insemination of an African elephant.


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  • White River State Park

    Harding Street Lofts

    801 West Washington Street

    White River State Park boasts world-class attractions and destinations that offer distinctive experiences for every interest and visitor!  Yes, you will you find green spaces, trails, trees, and waterways that you expect at any state park.  In addition to nature’s wonderland, you will find cultural, educational, and recreational attractions and events in the urban getaway’s 250-acres.
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  • H Lauter Lofts

    Harding Street Lofts

    55 South Harding Street

    This gated community is conveniently located away from the hustle and bustle of downtown yet within walking distance of the Indianapolis Zoo and White River State Park.  A former furniture factory, H Lauter Lofts was revitalized in 2004 into 43 loft-style condos.


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  • New York Street Bridge

    Harding Street Lofts

    A beautiful bridge crossing the White River on the near west-side of downtown Indianapolis.  With views of IUPUI, The Indianapolis Zoo and White River State Park it is the perfect spot for those looking to explore the downtown area.


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