Believed to have been built in three phases between 1917 and 1925, Boonville Lofts is located in Springfield, Missouri at 600 N Boonville Avenue in the heart of Center City just a few blocks from the Springfield Public Square. Originally a garment factory known as the DM Oberman Manufacturing Company, it grew to become one of the largest manufacturers of boys’ and men’s pants in the country.
During World War II its reputation grew as a major provider of military uniform pants. The building is included on the National Register of Historic Places for its implementation of fireproof and “daylight factory” designs and is also significant for its association with the unionization of garment workers and for the integration of women into the American workforce.
Beautifully restored, the building now features 38 one and two bedroom units. The community was developed as an affordable housing development that targets income qualifying tenants with incomes at or below 60% of the median income as well as allowing for the integration of market rate units. Apartments are spacious with fully equipped kitchens including dishwashers and microwaves. Ample parking makes these bright, open floor plans very desirable with close access to Springfield’s beautiful downtown.