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The Ogilvie Hardware Lofts

SHREVEPORT · LA · Multi-family

The five-story Ogilvie Hardware building in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana, was built in 1926 and operated as a hardware warehouse until 1999 when the building closed and remained vacant and abandoned until 2011, when the property was purchased by Provident Realty Advisors.  Provident converted the building into 90 loft-style apartments while preserving the historic building and utilizing federal and state historic tax credits approved through the National Park Service and State Historic Preservation Office.  In addition to being a beautiful rehab, Ogilvie was also awarded a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Home Gold designation, the FIRST historic mid-rise in the country to achieve this honor.  The open-concept loft apartments are so popular that there is a year-long waiting list for them.  The property offers luxury amenities and finishes including granite counter tops, stainless steel kitchen appliances, concrete floors and exposed ducts, energy star rated refrigerator, dishwasher and air conditioning unit, built-in microwave, dark wood cabinets, and a washer and dryer in each unit.  Community amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, fitness center, business center, playground, and management offices.  In April 2013, the Lt. Governor and the Office of Culture, Recreation and Tourism awarded the Ogilvie Hardware Lofts project the 2013 HERITAGE Award for preservation.  The state-wide award is given to a program or site that has successfully leveraged assets to provide greater cultural value to its region within the state. Ogilvie is a prime example of the social, environmental, historic and cultural benefits of adaptive reuse.