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Calvert Manor

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1948, Mihran Mesrobian. 1925–1927 N. Calvert St.
  • Calvert Manor (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

The designer and owner, Mesrobian (born in Turkey to Armenian parents), was known for his large Washington, D.C., apartment blocks and elegant hotels of the 1920s and 1930s. Following the migration of Washington to the suburbs he designed a number of apartments and shopping centers in northern Virginia. For this three-story apartment building Mesrobian used red brick over concrete block bearing walls, but the details—raised brick quoins, belt courses, and strip windows—might be called Moderne.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Calvert Manor", [Arlington, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 52-53.

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