Opened in 1911, The Woodruff Building—named for businessman John T. Woodruff—was Springfield, Missouri’s first skyscraper. Originally home to the Court of Appeals and other local businesses, it was a literal hub of downtown life. A few decades later it expanded to a National presence, when it became the birthplace of Route 66.
For the 21st Century, the 10-story structure has evolved as Sky Eleven, a split residential and commercial space—and one of our ’Park East’ neighborhood communities. The upper nine floors contain ninety, fully-furnished one, two and three bedroom units (153 beds). Each bed has its own private bath, with amenities that include a heated-year-round outdoor pool, wellness studio, game room with vending, a study room, secure indoor bike storage and secure building access. The main floor has 5,500 sq. ft. of commercial space, which is home to Druff’s. Here, residents and visitors alike can grab a specialty grilled cheese and craft beer.