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The Lofts at South Bluffs

street shot of the lofts entrance to the lofts

505 Tennessee St.

The ultimate loft experience for Downtown Memphis

The Lofts at South Bluffs is the quintessential loft destination in Downtown Memphis. It’s everything you imagine when you hear the words “Downtown loft living,” with wide-open spaces in a beautiful, historic former warehouse. Built in 1909 as the home of the Orgill Brothers & Co. wholesale business, the 505 Tennessee St. address today houses 112 units spread across five floors. The Lofts at South Bluffs is situated at the entrance to the South Bluffs neighborhood and near all the activity of the South Main Arts District.

Before the building’s conversion into lofts in 2000, it was home to the city’s oldest running business. Orgill Brothers & Co. was founded in 1847 as a hardware distributor, its first Memphis home a brick building at the corner of Front and Monroe streets. The company kept its retail store presence until 1908 when it decided to focus solely on wholesale distribution, opening the Tennessee Street building the following year to serve as its distribution center. Today, Orgill is an international company still based in Memphis, and thanks to an urban loft conversion, you can call its iconic former building home.

Each unit in The Lofts at South Bluffs has its own unique character. Original concrete and hardwood flooring remains, along with exposed brick walls and large, warehouse-style windows. Units feature high ceilings that range from 10 to 20 feet. Residents can enjoy a private rooftop deck with kitchen, gas grills, sauna and lap pool. There is also an on-site dry cleaner, on-site management staff, fitness center and communal bike parking.


  • Granite countertops
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Walk-in closets
  • Flex spaces
  • Controlled-access entry and parking
  • On-site storage units available for purchase
  • Pet-friendly environment
  • Cell phone boosters throughout the building