Milton Hall Apartments

Milton Hall, constructed in 1938, was built to meet increased demand for middle-class housing in DC after World War I.

The Milton Hall Apartment Building is one of three brick, Art Deco-style former apartment buildings that are now owned and operated by The George Washington University as residence halls.

Constructed in 1938, Milton Hall is significant as an example of an apartment building constructed in response to rapid population growth in DC during the interwar period. It is also significant as the work of an innovative developer and a skilled architect. Developer Meadowbrook was responsible for significant advances in affordable, middle class, and luxury apartment buildings throughout DC and its suburbs. Architect Robert O. Scholz is regarded as one of the city’s most skilled apartment building designers; his Art Deco apartment buildings, including Milton Hall, are among the city’s most impressive examples of the style. Milton Hall's exterior ornamentation embodies the geometric and floral patterns of the Art Deco style that was intrinsic in the presentation of a completely modern apartment, designed to appeal to Washington’s burgeoning middle class of federal workers during the 1930s.

DC Inventory: January 28, 2010
National Register: June 18, 2010



2222 I Street NW