Mayfair Mansions Apartments

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Mayfair Mansions Apartments
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Mayfair Mansions Apartments is located in Washington, D.C.
Mayfair Mansions Apartments
Location 3819 Jay St., NE
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′11″N 76°56′55″W / 38.90306°N 76.94861°W / 38.90306; -76.94861Coordinates: 38°54′11″N 76°56′55″W / 38.90306°N 76.94861°W / 38.90306; -76.94861
Built 1942-1946
Architect Albert I. Cassell
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 89001735[1]
Added to NRHP November 1, 1989

Mayfair Mansions Apartments are historic structures located in the Mayfair neighborhood of the Northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C. The garden apartments were built between 1942 and 1946 and they were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.


Mayfair Mansions were the project of radio evangelist Lightfoot Solomon Michaux. Albert I. Cassell, one of Washington’s first professionally trained African American architects, designed the three-story buildings in the Colonial Revival style. They are among the first federally subsidized housing projects for African Americans in the United States.[2] The complex was built on the former location of the Benning Race Track. The 411 unit complex was rehabilitated for $48 million in 2009.[3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Mayfair Mansions Apartments". DC Preservation. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Mayfair Mansions Apartments". MacRostie Historic Advisors. Retrieved 2011-11-08.