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The S.R. & I.C. McConnell Company saw prosperity and growth throughout the early 1900s as they manufactured and sold high quality leather goods, saddles, and jean wear. As their business expanded and demand for their products grew, so did the need for a larger manufacturing facility. In 1905 prominent architect Harry Goddard designed the heavy timber post and beam structure to be constructed with the best materials available. Contractor and local builder William Dannies carried out the construction of the building using the skills and craftsmanship that he had acquired during his many construction projects within the City of Burlington. The massive timbers and various woods used to construct the building are still in place and appear as they did when the building was first constructed.

Over the years, a number of other companies have occupied the building; however, little change has occurred to the upper stories where the S.R. & I.C. McConnell Company once manufactured their products. The natural wood ceilings, hard maple floors, and exposed brick walls remain as they originally did in this once bustling manufacturing facility. This magnificent structure stands as a lasting testament to the true craftsmanship and quality used to construct the building.

At the McConnell Lofts, we are committed to preserving the rich history and natural elements of the building to share with residents by blending the best of early 20th century architecture and craftsmanship with the modern comforts and amenities of today.

Catalogs selling McConnell's Wholesale Leather Goods, such as saddles, harness, horse clothing, whips, shoe findings and more.

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