Apartment buildings were slow to gain acceptance in Washington, but once city residents warmed to the building type they emerged in every quadrant of the city. The Maycroft is a strong representative of those that proliferated in Washington following World War I as the city’s population boomed.
The Italian Renaissance-inspired building was designed by prolific Washington apartment architects Stern and Tomlinson. The Maycroft’s four-story height and modified U-shaped plan are characteristic of the building type that contributed greatly to the development and character of Columbia Heights.
Nominated by Jubilee Housing and designated on December 15, 2011.