One of the finest remaining examples of Madison’s industrial past, the six-story Das Kronenberg building was originally constructed for the Badger State Shoe Company as a factory. Built in 1910, and designed by noted Madison architect Ferdinand Kronenberg, the factory employed 250 people and produced over 2000 pairs of shoes daily at peak production. The factory closed in 1930 and the building became a warehouse for nearly 60 years. In 1989, the Alexander Company converted the warehouse into luxury apartments and named the building Das Kronenberg after its respected architect. That year, the building gained its designation as a landmark by the National Register of Historic Places.
In 2004, the building was converted into 43 condominium units ranging in size from one to three bedrooms. The residents of Das Kronenberg are a diverse group of friends and families, couples and singles.
Set in a prime downtown location, just six blocks from the Capitol Square, Das Kronenberg is a short walk from James Madison Park, State Street, and Williamson Street. The quiet neighborhood has everything you need, including some of Madison’s best restaurants located on the Square. Shopping, grocery stores, banks, dry cleaners and more are all minutes from Das Kronenberg.
Comforts & Conveniences
Rooftop Terrace and Gardens! – All owers have the privilege of spending time on the rooftop terrace where they can enjoy panoramic views of Lakes Mendota and Monona, the Capitol skyline, and beautiful flowers and plants in season. Owners also enjoy access to two gas grills, a kitchen, and bathroom. If you’re planning to hold a gathering of over 20 people, party reservations can be made easily by using the Rooftop Calendar event form.
Overnight Guest Room – Tight on space? Not a problem, because owners have the option of reserving the Overnight Guest Room. If no one has made reservations on the Guest Room Calendar, then your guests are welcome to stay for a low rate of $40 per night.
Fitness Center – Das Kronenberg has a fitness room available to all owners. With two treadmills, two eliptical machines, one universal gym, free weights, and mats for stretching, there’s no need to join a gym! The fitness room is also equipped with cable television.
Parking & Storage – Most Das Kronenberg units come with a parking spot. Whether it is the outdoor parking lot or the indoor garage, having a parking space downtown is a great convenience. Street parking is also readily available and unrestricted on weekends. The indoor parking garage also has locked, individual storage space for those items you may not want in your condo all year long.