Patterson House (Washington Club)

This neoclassical mansion on Dupont Circle has long been a hotspot for elite society gatherings.

The Washington Club (Patterson House) is a neoclassical palace, designed by Stanford White of the famous turn-of-the-century New York architecture firm McKim, Mead and White, completed in 1903.

The house was built for Mrs. Robert Patterson of Chicago. Mrs. Patterson's daughter, Elinor, who was to become publisher of the Times Herald, occupied the house from 1923 until her death in 1948. The house was then left to the American Red Cross and subsequently sold to the Washington Club, a women's club whose membership consisted mostly of wives of prominent men in government and business, in 1951.

DC Inventory: November 8, 1964 (Joint Committee on Landmarks)
National Register: December 5, 1972
Within Dupont Circle and Massachusetts Avenue Historic Districts



15 Dupont Circle, NW