National Trust for Historic Preservation / McCormick Apartments

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    Washington, D.C.
    Listed: 04/03/1973

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation headquarters, also known as the McCormick Apartments, was constructed between 1917--1922 and designed by Jules Henri de Sibour. Sibour was commissioned by Chicago-based millionaire Stanley McCormick to create "the most luxurious apartment building in Washington." The building contained just one unit per floor and became one of the most fashionable residences in the city, attracting such tenants as Lord Duveen, Pearl Mesta, and Andrew Mellon. Built on a corner lot, the building is reminiscent of Parisian apartment buildings with its rusticated first floor, mansard roof, and wrought-iron balcony and balustrade railings. This property is part of the Massachusetts Ave Historic District, as well as being listed on the register individually.

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