Woodrow Wilson High School

Tenleytown's Woodrow Wilson High School exemplifies the high standard of architectural quality that characterized Washington's public school design and construction until the mid-twentieth century. The school was carefully designed to suit the unique shape and topography of its site, and its architectural expression makes it an excellent example of academic Colonial Revival architecture. Its style was seen as indigenous to the region, and its particular plan permitted the breaking down of a huge building into more humanely scaled and picturesque pavilions to accommodate specialized functions.

Nominated by the DC Preservation League.

DC Inventory: February 25, 2010
Contributing Building to the Grant Road Historic District



3950 Chesapeake Street, NW