Wesley Heights is a historic neighborhood in Northwest Washington D.C. Discussed and developed in conjunction with the Spring Valley neighborhood, Wesley Heights provided white, upper middle-class families a new suburban experience in the 1920s. These two neighborhoods were developed by the Miller Company, who designed not only homes, but communities from the ground up. The Wesley Heights Community Center was designed to be the social epicenter of this community, a place where neighborhood members could meet and interact.
For many years the social and commercial focus of Wesley Heights, this modest picturesque structure is typical of early-20th century neighborhood community centers. Such amenities, often a part of exclusive planned residential communities, influenced progressive suburban planning. Built in 1927 by the noted Washington real estate developers W.C. & A.N. Miller, the clubhouse illustrates the superior design, construction, and craftsmanship that distinguish their work in Wesley Heights. It originally housed club rooms, a grocery, pharmacy with postal substation, and the Miller Company real estate office. The "English" design by Miller company architect Gordon E. MacNeil reflects the popularity of evocative European revival styles. The building is two stories, red brick and stucco with multiple gables, random limestone quoins, a Chippendale balcony, and shopfronts.
DC designation March 27, 1997