The Maycroft

The Maycroft exemplifies the conventional low-rise apartment buildings built in Washington’s inner suburbs during the 1920s.

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.

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1474 Columbia Road, NW