The Federal Fibre Mills was the first condo development in the Warehouse District and the impetus behind the renaissance experienced in an area that was filled with abandoned and dilapidated warehouses. Today, the Warehouse and Arts District is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in New Orleans, filled with museums, restaurants and art galleries.
Located at 1107 South Peters Street, the Federal Fibre Mills building was initially constructed in 1907 as a rope factory, producing mainly for the ships docking at the port. The location, close to the Mississippi River, is one of the most popular in the city, within walking distance of restaurants and art galleries and just one block from the convention center.
During the 1984 World’s Fair, the Fibre Mills building served as a pavilion and some of the windows were removed to allow the monorail to cruise right through. After a massive renovation, the conversion to condos was completed in 1985, with a total of 132 luxury units covering 142,000 square feet. The star of the property is the 5-story atrium lobby, but it doesn’t stop there. Other amenities include courtyards, a pool and a park right across the street. Exposed bricks and beams help maintain the historic integrity of the building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.