638 Congress Street, also known as The Lafayette, is a seven-story building built in 1903 that includes 101 units (a combination of studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments) and eight commercial spaces at street level with on-site parking at the rear of the building.
According to the Maine Historical Society (MHS), 638 Congress Street is the location of a former luxury hotel that was converted to an apartment building in the 1960s. Located in the historic Portland neighborhood of Longfellow Square, 638 Congress Street is situated in Portland’s waterfront district and offers a variety of local coffee shops, restaurants and cultural attractions. Portland’s hospitals are located nearby, along with many of the areas’ larger employers and easy access from I-295.
Learn More About 638 Congress Street – The Lafayette:
For electricity, please contact Central Maine Power (CMP) at 1-800-750-4000.
If any utility company needs access to a secured area of the building, please call Port Property’s Non-Emergency Maintenance Line at 207-699-2219 at least 24 hours in advance. Residents should leave their name, new address, and the connection date.
Note: Please do not schedule utilities to be turned on during the weekend or after hours if Port Property is required for access or assistance.
The laundry room is located near the back entrance of the building and all machines are coin operated.
Note: To ensure minimal disruption, residents are asked to refrain from using the laundry facilities before 8 am and after 8 pm.
Mailboxes are located in the lobby to the right of the elevator.
On-site parking is available only with a registered parking pass. Residents who park on-site without a pass will be towed at their own expense.
For further information about on-street parking and City of Portland parking bans, please contact the City of Portland or visit their website.
A dumpster is located in the back of the building’s parking lot for resident-use only.
All trash must be contained in closed trash bags (City of Portland trash bags are not required) and placed inside of the dumpster.
If residents dispose of household trash and/or large items in or around the building or grounds, they will be charged for removal and disposal.
Please use the recycling dumpster, which is located behind the trash dumpster, for recyclables. The City of Portland’s recycling guide is available here.
To set up a buzzer: Residents must email their assistant property manager with the phone number they would like connected to their buzzer system. Port Property will input this information into the system.
Once inputted, the resident’s telephone number will be linked to their apartment. When a guest requests entry, the resident’s phone will ring. After answering, push 5 to buzz open the door, or hang up to reject entry.