Robert Dodge House

This Italianate style home was designed by the influential team of Downing & Vaux.

Designed by Andrew Jackson Downing and Calvert Vaux in 1852, the Robert Dodge House is the second in a pair of homes that were built for the Dodge brothers, the other being the Francis Dodge House (Hammond Court). Built in the Italianate style and presented as a “Villa,” the Robert Dodge House is representative of the fashion of its era, and was popularized in pattern books, such as Villas and Cottages (1857) by Vaux. Robert Dodge was an engineer for the C&O Canal and later explored other ventures, including the Georgetown Gas Light Company and the Columbia Flour Mill. 

DC Inventory: November 8, 1964 (Joint Committee on Landmarks)

Within the Georgetown Historic District



1534 28th Street, NW