Mayfair House

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Mayfair House
Empty lot with Connie Mack's house behind it
Mayfair House is located in Pennsylvania
Mayfair House
Location 401 W. Johnson St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°2′14″N 75°11′30″W / 40.03722°N 75.19167°W / 40.03722; -75.19167Coordinates: 40°2′14″N 75°11′30″W / 40.03722°N 75.19167°W / 40.03722; -75.19167
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1925
Architect Sugarman & Berger
Architectural style Regency Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82003811[1]
Added to NRHP April 07, 1982

The Mayfair House was a historic 14 story apartment building completed in 1926 and located at 401 West Johnson Street in the East Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Lincoln Drive between Johnson and Cliveden Streets. It was considered "one of the city's most original and distinctive landmarks, a major architectural work."[2]

It may be considered part of a set of three apartment buildings in the area, the others being the Alden Park Manor and McCallum Manor which offered a type of modern city living in the early 20th century in a suburban, even rustic, setting. The Regency architecture also offered "ethnic continuity" to Philadelphia's anglophile culture.[2]

The building has been destroyed and 401 West Johnson Street is now an empty lot.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b George E. Thomas, NRHP Nomination, November 1981, available at CRGS Key number H001416
  3. ^ Skyscraperpage.com, Mayfair House Philadelphia, accessed 2010-06-07