Stemming from the roaring 1920s, the history of 2220 Canton began when the Olive and Myers Company constructed the building in 1925. Formerly known as The Olive and Myers Building, 2220 Canton served as a manufacturing plant until 1958, when it was sold to clothiers Leroy McMullin and Ray Stockton. With this transaction, The Olive and Myers Company ceased to exist, thus categorically symbolizing an end to the manufacturing era in Dallas and the beginning of the service industry boom. The Olive and Myers Building played a significant role in contributing to Dallas' vast history and has instilled cultural influences throughout the community. Because of these things, 2220 Canton has been designated as a City of Dallas landmark. Westdale purchased the building in 1992 with the intent of creating one of the first lofts in Dallas. Although several other developers have constructed new lofts, few compare to the charm of 2220 Canton. Historically, the building was originally solely renters; however, the building is now primarily owner-occupied. The building is centrally located between Deep Ellum and the Farmers Market, giving owners access to two of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city.