About Lofts on Broadway

Built in 1905, the Terminal Building functioned as Hotel Arthur, which accommodated travelers on the Fox River. The Aurora, Elgin and Chicago Railroad relocated its headquarters to the sixth-story building in 1915.

Renamed the Traction Terminal Building, the building's first floor served as a waiting area and diner, while the upper floors were occupied by professional tenants. The building stood prominently in downtown Aurora through the 1950s, until new highway systems produced a decrease the demand for passenger rail service.

The Terminal's upper floors were vacated in the 1960s; the last commercial tenant left the ground floor in 2003. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 15, 2005.

Building Amenities

The Lofts on Broadway, 2 N. Broadway, will feature a ground-floor restaurant and 20 luxurious, residential apartments on floors 2-6. Fifteen will be one-bedroom units, five will have two bedrooms. The apartments will feature hardwood floors, in-unit washer and dryers, granite countertops, gas ranges, stainless steel appliances and individually controlled thermostats. Each unit and rooftop deck will allow for unobstructed, picturesque views of the Fox River and downtown Aurora.

Neighborhood Highlights

Downtown Alive, a festival that includes live music and a variety of food booths is held in the summer; Blues on the Fox is held on the Friday and Saturday of Father's Day weekend and features national blues artists; quarterly AuroraArtWalk, an event organized by a a grassroots team of local artist, property owners, patrons, and the City of Aurora; Riverfront Playhouse.

Downtown Aurora

Downtown Aurora, Illinois, is a historic and cultural hotbed. About 40 miles southwest of Chicago, it is home to the Paramount Theatre, a large live performance theater on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Hollywood Casino. Other notable buildings include the Leland Tower, a former hotel which was the tallest building in Illinois outside of Chicago, Terminal Building (now Lofts on Broadway) and the Keystone Building (now Keystone Apartments). Downtown Aurora is still known for the collection of commercial buildings by Prairie School architect George Grant Elmslie.

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