(920) 337-1998 lawton@oakbrookcorp.com


Built in 1880, the foundry shop served its original purpose for the C.A. Lawton Co. until 1971. During the 1980s, the city of DePere slated the downtown area, including the foundry, for redevelopment and revitalization.

After nearly a century as an iron casting plant in Wisconsin, the C.A Lawton Co. General Machine and foundry shop faced demolition in the early 1990’s. Just three weeks before the wrecking ball was scheduled for duty, came a reprieve. The Alexander Co, a historical preservation and urban development firm, scooped up the brick structure in De Pere and set about preserving the foundry’s historical features, by converting the existing buildings into 70 unit one – and two-bedroom apartment homes. Ranging from 574 square feet to 1.820 square feet with 59 different floor plans. These homes feature large multi-paned windows, cathedral high ceilings, exposed brick and wood beamed ceilings. Located in the middle of downtown De Pere, our community is close to shopping, restaurants, parks and the Fox River trails system.

Each residence has its own unique floor plan. The Alexander Co. preserved much of the structure’s historical flair, including the building’s brick exteriors and interiors. In fact, the front of the building still features the original Lawton Foundry sign and façade. The structure–which reopened for use in 1993–is listed on the state and National Register of Historic Places..

  • Brick interior walls
  • 14′-22′ foot ceilings
  • Wood columns & beams
  • Arched top windows
  • Mini blinds
  • Unique lighting
  • Enclosed parking
  • Surface parking
  • Fireplaces
  • Balcony
  • Patio with gas fire pit
  • Feline friendly
  • Contemporary baths
  • Contemporary kitchens
  • Community room with WI-FI and cable TV
  • Central air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Courtyards
  • Intercom entry systems
  • Barbecue areas
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Lawton Foundry?


233 N. Broadway
DePere, WI 54115

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Phone: 920-337-1998
Fax: 920-425-3791
Email: lawton@oakbrookcorp.com

Office Hours

M-F: 8am - 4:30pm
S-S: By Appointment