The Syracuse University Paul Greenberg House opened on March 27, 1990 in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, DC 2301 Calvert Street, NW. The purchase of the now 112-year old historic four-story facility was made possible thanks to a naming gift from Paul Greenberg ’65. The facility encompasses 7,700-square feet devoted to reception, offices and classroom spaces. Greenberg House’s outreach extends to nearly 16,000 alumni, friends, and parents in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia region. In addition, there are approximately 500 students from the region enrolled at SU annually.
Built in 1912, the building was originally the private residence of Turner A. and Elizabeth Wickersham. At that time, Woodley Park was considered a country retreat for politicians and DC’s finest residents who enjoyed the extravagance of the nearby Omni Shoreham Hotel. Neighborhood lore suggests President Garfield was an occasional guest of the Wickershams. The building served as the Mount Vernon Nursing Home from the late 1950s until a fire forced its closure in 1963. Many believe friendly ghosts have inhabited the house since. By 1967, the building was used as a popular piano bar, the Talleyrand, and was touted as “one of ‘the’ best places to dine.” During the late 1970s the building was briefly a brokerage house. When the University purchased the property in 1988, The Calvert Collection was operating as a private-event venue and art gallery.
The Paul Greenberg House will mark its 25th anniversary in 2015.
2301 Calvert Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Monday though Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Open evenings and weekend for classes
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