The Cotton Mill History:
Where workers once toiled in a Southern mill, families now enjoy new apartments. The Maginnis Cotton Mill, in New Orleans´ Warehouse District, was built in 1882 and operated until 1944. Although the building went through a number of tenants, nobody rose to the challenge of restoring it. Then Historic Restoration, Inc. came along in 1998 with one of the largest renovation efforts New Orleans has ever seen.
The Cotton Mill Building:
The Cotton Mill occupies a city block, with a half-acre inner courtyard. It now features 269 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, 18 penthouse condos, commercial space and a fitness center. Rather than gut the place, HRI worked with existing historic elements. Three landmarks penetrate the skyline: the 140-foot water tower (which disguises a cellular telephone tower), the brick boiler stack, and the restored clock tower. An artist created works of art from objects found during construction. HRI worked with the University of New Orleans on an extensive archaeological survey.
Features of the Cotton Mill:
One of the nicest features of the Cotton Mills condos is the 25,000 sq. ft courtyard that covers a city block. You have a nice pool with a party room adjacent to it. There are plenty of grills that can be used. The in house gym is fully equipped with free weights and exercise equipment. The security station is manned and has gated entry. Packages and deliveries are kept here for your convenience. Elevators are easily accessible as are stairs.
You are 10 blocks and short they are to the French Quarter. Several blocks to the New Orleans Convention Center. You can walk to work if you work downtown and has easy access to the interstate and the Mississippi River Bridge.
There are over 16 bars and clubs, 24 restaurants, 2 shopping centers, and 10 museums and parks within walking distance of the property.
To name a few of the noteworthy spots within walking distance there are the following:
The WWII Museum (2 blocks away)
Sun Ray Grill and Aloha Sushi at the corner of the Cotton Mill Building
Dino's Bar and Grill (2 blocks away)
Poeyfarre Market (across the street from the Cotton Mill)
Shell Gas Station (around the corner)
Deanie's Seafood (around the corner)
Cochon (a Chef Donald Link restaurant)
Walmart (1.4 miles away)
New Rouse's Supermarket on Baronne & Girod St.
Home Depot (within 1.16 miles)
This unit is located on the 3rd floor which is the highest level of the building. This is a corner unit with spectacular views of the city of New Orleans and the Mississippi River Bridge. Come experience a taste of history by renting this New Orleans gem in the Warehouse District today.
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