Congressional Club

Chartered by Congress as a social club for the spouses of Senators, Representatives, Cabinet members, and Supreme Court Justices, the Congressional Club is a distinctive wedge-shaped classical building with a prominent domed rotunda at its apex on the corner of 16th Street and New Hampshire Avenue. Designed by Ecole-des-Beaux-Arts- trained architect George Oakley Totten, and built in 1914, it exemplifies the vision of Mary Foote Henderson, a club member and pioneering advocate for the development and embellishment of Sixteenth Street according to the principles of the City Beautiful Movement.

DC Inventory: July 28, 2011

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