Historic Preservation of President Woodrow Wilson's S Street House

11 November 2022

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently selected the Baltimore, Maryland based Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineering Firm, Henry Adams, as the historic design specialist for the replacement/upgrade of the mechanical systems for The Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC. The magnificent home, built in 1915 and nestled amidst Embassy Row, once belonged to the 28th President of the United States, Thomas Woodrow Wilson and his wife Edith.

Upon the death of Edith Wilson in 1961 the home was bequeathed to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The National Historic Landmark, which opened as a museum in 1963, serves as a monument to the late President, and the nation as a whole, with the relics of the Wilson’s storied lives both during and after the Presidency still on display. Understanding the inherent challenges that present themselves in preserving the integrity of a national treasure is a task that only specialized engineers could undertake.

The highly skilled electrical and mechanical engineers at Henry adams used their years of expertise in historic preservation to work through some challenges faced during the design project including routing refrigerant piping and locating indoor mechanical units in order to blend them within the historic fabric of the home. Henry adams is celebrating it’s 125th year of MEP Engineering and has an extensive portfolio of historic preservation work. To learn more about the preservation capabilities of Henry adams Engineering please visit HENRY ADAMS | Historic.