Potomac Boat Club

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Potomac Boat Club
Potomac Boat Club, DC.jpg
Potomac Boat Club is located in Washington, D.C.
Potomac Boat Club
Location3530 Water St., NW., Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates38°54′15″N 77°4′14″W / 38.90417°N 77.07056°W / 38.90417; -77.07056Coordinates: 38°54′15″N 77°4′14″W / 38.90417°N 77.07056°W / 38.90417; -77.07056
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectMullet, A.B., & Co.; Cassidy, Charles J.
Architectural styleBungalow/American Craftsman
NRHP reference No.91000786[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 27, 1991
Designated DCIHSJanuary 23, 1973

The Potomac Boat Club is a rowing club on the Potomac River in Washington, DC. It was established in 1859, originally as the Potomac Barge Club.[2] The club provides a rowing hub for around 300 senior members, ranging in ability from recreational rowers to professional athletes.

View looking down on Georgetown University and Potomac Boat Club from Virginia
Potomac Boat Club from Virginia

The boat club hosts a number of private members, as well as the Washington-Lee High School crew team. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991[3]

Potomac Boat Club from the Potomac River with various rowers standing outside Club building
Potomac Boat Club from the Potomac River

The facade of the club faces the Potomac River. The rear elevation faces K Street, which terminates at the Club. The first floor of the building is used for boat and oar storage. The second floor of the original building is broken into a ballroom, board room, and locker rooms. The second floor of the addition is used for additional locker rooms and a shop. The building was rehabilitated by Williams & Dynerman in 1989. [3]

Larry Hough and Tony Johnson, Potomac Boat Club members, won the silver medal in coxless pairs at the 1968 Olympics.[4][3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Gems, Gerald; Borish, Linda; Pfister, Gertrud (2008). Sports in American History. Human Kinetics. p. 111.
  3. ^ a b c Betty Bird, 1989, NRHP Nomination form
  4. ^ "Tony Johnson Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2018-07-11.

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