Category Archives: Mansion


Floor Plans

Architect Stanford White himself described the design as possesing a “light and rather joyous character” First Floor Second Floor Third Floor Fourth Floor Lower Level Site Plan


From its debut, the Patterson Mansion became the social heart of Washington, where coveted invitations brought together prominent statesmen, politicians, journalists and industrialists. Robert Patterson, editor of the Chicago Tribune, and his wife, Elinor “Nellie” Medill Patterson, daughter of Joseph Medill, the newspaper’s owner and the mayor of Chicago, sought[…] Read More →


The Patterson Mansion is the only surviving example of the grand mansions that once graced the capital’s Dupont Circle.  It exemplifies the neoclassic Italianate style so popular in the Gilded Age of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The building’s architecture and the family that commissioned it are woven[…] Read More →

15 Dupont Circle NW

The 112-year-old Patterson Mansion, the sole remaining example of the grand mansions that once graced Dupont Circle in the nation’s capital. Once owned by Eleanor “Cissy” Patterson, this distinguished residence was the center of social life for the city’s newsmakers and influential citizens during the first half of the 20th[…] Read More →