- 2 story venue with 6,500 square feet of event space
- Second floor mezzanine balcony looking over a potential dance floor
- Fully renovated to include brand new top-of-the-line bathrooms and a catering prep kitchen
- State-of-the-art sound system with audio inputs throughout the space, fully wired for easy event lighting installation
- Exposed brick and steel beams
- True "turn-key" experience allowing for a seamless event experience
The Powerhouse was constructed in 1917 by the D.C. Paper Manufacturing Company. The three-bay brick-and-steel structure was built to serve as the power house for the paper company.
The construction of the Powerhouse was part of a multi-year expansion project begun by the Company in 1915.
By 1919, the paper company was using a newer power house, located on the Georgetown waterfront. The original Powerhouse was purchased by the Capitol Traction Company, and used as a store room for the streetcar system.
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