The Apartments

For rental information call the property manager at (860)278-5000

Constructed in 1893 by the Billings & Spencer tool manufacturing company, the red brick Billings Forge building is a familiar Hartford landmark; perhaps most notable is its distinctive Romanesque revival office tower that has dominated the corner of Russ and Lawrence Streets for more than 100 years. The building was first renovated in the 1970s for use as apartments, and was acquired by the Melville Charitable Trust in 2005 as a cornerstone of the Billings Forge Community Works initiatives. Today, approximately 270 residents live within the 98 units of mixed-income, affordable housing housed within the Billings Forge complex. Conveniently located one block from the state Capitol, the Apartments are within walking to all that downtown Hartford has to offer. Each unit has exposed brick and beams, high ceilings, and unique charm characteristic to loft-style living in a converted factory. Apartments range in size from studio to three-bedroom units. Amenities include a community center and computer lab, an onsite laundry facility, onsite property management, kitchens with all major appliances, hardwood floors, wall-to-wall carpeting, large bay windows, oversized closets, 24-hour emergency maintenance service, and 24-hour security. Heat is included. Sorry, no pets. Be a part of the vibrant Billings Forge community where you can also enjoy:

  • Onsite year round local Farmers' Market on Thursdays
  • Volunteer and enjoy the produce from our Community Garden
  • Music and entertainment at The Studio
  • Baked goods available from the artisanal bakery and The Kitchen Café, and
  • Great food, drinks, and live music at the acclaimed Firebox restaurant

Interested in learning more about living in the Apartments? For rental information call the property manager at (860)278-5000.