History

North Franklin and Pearson Street View

North Franklin and Pearson Street View

Built in 1888 for the Gormully & Jeffery Manufacturing Company, 213 West Institute was the home of the popular “Rambler” bicycle brand. Which at the time was the second largest bicycle manufacturer in the United States. In 1900, the company was sold to the American Bicycle Company by founder Thomas B. Jeffery so he could focus on automobiles. This was the beginnings of what would eventually grow into the American Motors Corporation (A.M.C.).

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Continuing with the building’s legacy, 213 West Institute recently underwent a $11 Million-dollar renovation. This repositioning created the perfect blend of vintage brick and timber and modern office construction with skyline views and natural light.