Arts Club of Washington

The Arts Club of Washington comprises two historic homes from the nineteenth century.

The Arts Club of Washington property, encompassing the Caldwell-Monroe House and the General Robert MacFeely house, is of social, architectural and local institutional significance.

Each property has been associated with distinguished figures in American political, military and social history. Further, the Federal style Caldwell-Monroe and Victorian style MacFeely designs are important examples of 19th century American architecture. Ownership by the Arts Club of Washington has brought new significance to the property through association with an important Washington cultural institution.

Caldwell-Monroe House/Timothy Caldwell House
From 1877 to 1909, this was the home of Cleveland Abbe, a prominent meteorologist known as the father of the U.S. Weather Service.

Built between 1802 and 1806, the house saw subsequent alterations in 1881, 1929, and 1963.

DC Inventory: November 8, 1964 (Joint Committee on Landmarks)
National Register: March 24, 1969
National Historic Landmark: May 15, 1975

General Robert MacFeely House
Built circa 1860, the house was later altered in 1881 and 1929.
DC Inventory: May 18, 1983
National Register: September 15, 1989



2015 I Street NW