Downtown Springfield Association

Wheelers Lofts

401 South Avenue, Springfield, MO, United States

The memorable Wheeler’s Loft building is full of style, charm and elegance. This building is a key component in the historic story of downtown Springfield Mo. The building has stood as the business walls for numerous key names, families, and founders of the downtown association. The building is not only a recognizable, but a memorable landmark for the city.

The building was originally the home of the St Paul Methodist Church from 1885-1904. A large fire destroyed the original structure however it was quickly re-built by the Blackwell Furnishing Co in 1905. The nostalgic Heer’s family then bought the structure and opened the famous Heer’s Furniture and Carpet Company, where they operated their well-known department store in the building. In 1926, the building was sold to the Herman-Brownlow Saddlery Co and they operated the business as a harness factory and auto-parts store. The building returned to a furniture warehouse again when Wheeler’s Furniture store opened their historic home furnishing business.

Springfield resident and local developer, Morris Dock took on the opportunity to purchase the building in 2008. Morris had a vision of taking this landmark business structure and mixing in a residential twist! The building was renovated in to 12 custom condominium/loft units. The development allowed for all historic elements of the design to strictly remain, while adding modern, unique, & individual design elements to each of the 12 units. The style and nostalgic vibe of the building are the first of its kind Springfield. Residents can enjoy local restaurants, boutiques, museums, theaters, and an urban bistro all within steps from the Wheeler’s lobby.


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401 South Avenue, Springfield, MO, United States

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