Healy Building, Georgetown University

Georgetown University campus, junction of O and Thirty-seventh Sts., Washington, District of Columbia



Erected 1877-79, this large-scale High Victorian Gothic structure is the most prominent structure on the university campus and a picturesque landmark for all Georgetown. Its construction marked the evolution of the school toward true university status. It was designed by the architects Smithmeyer and Pelz, who also designed the Library of Congress. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 23, 1987

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 27, 1971
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Gothic; Other architectural type; Victorian: Romanesque; High Victorian Gothic
Areas of significance
Education; Architecture
Levels of significance
National; State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Current function
Period of significance
Significant years
1877; 1879; 1899


19th Century (37,869)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1877 (296)
Built during 1870s (5,026)
Ceramic tile (3,229)
Copper (1,058)
District of Columbia (555)
Gothic (1,440)
J.L. Smithmeyer (1)
National Historic Landmark (2,197)
Paul Pelz (1)
Private owner (54,398)
Romanesque (2,722)
School (5,178)
Stone (26,160)
Victorian (19,698)
Washington, District of Columbia (555)