A St. Louis Icon

The Lofts at Lafayette Square building became a St. Louis landmark when it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 due to the building’s rich history and beautiful features.

Building History

The historical past is evident as soon as residents walk into the beautifully preserved, yet updated space.

Roberts, Johnson and Rand

The building was erected in 1903 for the Roberts, Johnson and Rand Shoe Company, a shoe manufacturing company that later became the International Shoe Company in 1911. The five story brick industrial building was one of the first St. Louis factories specifically designed for shoe production.

St. Louis Heyday

St. Louis soon evolved from a distribution center for companies in the east to a booming manufacturing hub. The International Shoe Company emerged as the largest single shoe manufacturer in the country and was a major contributor to the St. Louis economy.

Theodore C. Link

This German-born American architect designed the building and is credited with over 100 other buildings including The St. Louis Union Station. He was also one of the architects of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.

Furniture Brands International

In 1966, the building became Furniture Brands International, a factory that employed many people in the city of St. Louis. Furniture Brands International became one of the nation’s largest makers of home furniture.

National Register of Historic Places

In 1984, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places for its significance as Roberts, Johnson and Rand International Shoe Company. The National Register of Historic Places recognizes structures, buildings and more to help create an understanding of the historical and cultural bases of the nation.

The Lofts at Lafayette Square

In 2002, the building was renovated into luxury one bedroom and two bedroom loft apartments. Residents not only enjoy living in a beautiful building, but they also love the concierge lifestyle and ideal location that makes the perfect home for those who desire urban living.

Picture Yourself Here

Come by for a visit and tour of our loft apartments. We are looking forward to walking you through this historic structure full of beautiful features and amenities.

The All Star Team

We pride ourselves on the outstanding service we provide our residents. Here is a team that will welcome you home and assist you as you live your daily life in The Lofts at Lafayette Square.

Jen Schurmann

Property Manager

“I love meeting new people every day and helping them find their new home.”

Steve Schultz

Landscape Manager

“My focus is to create a beautiful environment that residents feel happy to come home to.”

Jeff Safriet

Maintenance Technician

“I love making a difference in the lives of people I work with and for."

A Fairway Management Community

Fairway Management is a property management company responsible for the maintenance, compliance, marketing and business administration of more than 200 apartment communities and 5 single-family rental subdivisions. As part of this Fairway Management community, we pride ourselves on our ability to serve our residents in our daily actions.

We’re Just Getting Started

Fairway Management has grown from 5 to over 200 properties in almost 25 years. Regarded as a strong management company in the industry, we commit extensive resources to hiring, developing and training our Property Management Team.

The Accolades Continue

Fairway Management was awarded the St. Louis Apartment Association’s Management Company of the Year Award in 2017, which recognized the company for its history, accomplishments, community service, company culture and support of the St. Louis Apartment Association’s programs.


Welcome to the Lafayette Square Neighborhood

Located in downtown St. Louis, The Lofts at Lafayette Square is an ideal location within walking distance to your favorite urban destinations.
Area Guide

Relax and Indulge

We offer our residents a long list of community and apartment amenities to enjoy while living at The Lofts at Lafayette Square.

Apartment Layouts to Suit Your Lifestyle

We offer our residents a variety of one and two bedroom apartment floor plan options at The Lofts at Lafayette Square.
Floor Plans