Wesley Heights Community Club

This building was designed to be a community center for the suburban Wesley Heights neighborhood.

Discussed and developed in conjunction with the Spring Valley neighborhood, the Wesley Heights neighborhood in Northwest DC 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.

DC Inventory: March 27, 1997



3303 45th St. NW