The History of Our Buildings
Is one worth mentioning. The first of our community's buildings boasts a historical significance on a landmark site. Paired with the upscale character and details found in the exteriors and interiors, this helped to shape the decision to name the two buildings. The Boston Rubber Shoe Co. fabricated the rubber soles for the famous Converse sneaker when the factory was in full swing in our Melrose location.
After further research into the Converse brand, it was discovered that the National Badminton Champion, Jack Purcell, designed his own model of the famous sneaker. The Jack Purcell Converse sneaker is a high end, popular style of the beloved shoes.
Alas, meet our Jack Flats Classic and Mill Apartments: modern, upscale apartment buildings with a historical kick, a nod to our SOLEful roots.
Along with Jack Flats, there is more history to be found in our new addition at Radio Factory Lofts. With three floors of apartments that proudly display the exposed brick and beams seen in other famous structures since the 1880's, we added our touch of modern living inside them with loft styles on the third floor.
As you step foot through this part of our community, inspiration may follow you the same way it did for engineers almost 100 years ago who designed the radio equipment to broadcast to the world. The former home to the National Radio Company, power plant specialty items were manufactured here and later on toys and household items. The company would end up becoming one of the leading manufacturers of amateur, commercial, and military short-wave communications equipment.
After undergoing a massive renovation, the historic 2-story building had a third story added to it to create more residential units. Masterfully blending historic character and first-class luxury living, Radio Factory Lofts provides residents an impressive selection of amenities along with paving the way for the Melrose market. Not to mention, we can proudly say we are a no fossil fuel community! Join our trendsetting homes today and be a part of their continued history.