LATEST NEWS FROM CPHS

Tour: The Natural History & Geology of Tregaron, October 16th

Tony FlemingUPDATE: This tour is sold out! Do add yourself to the waiting list using the form below, as we may have some movement in the list before the day of the tour.


Join the Cleveland Park Historical Society and the Tregaron Conservancy on Sunday, October 16th for another of Tony Fleming’s popular geology tours of Cleveland Park. Tony is a Cleveland Park native and world expert on the geology of our area. This year’s tour will explore the geology of the Tregaron Conservancy and the relationship of its historic landscape to the urban environment.

The tour is free but space is limited. Please register using the form below.  If you have any trouble with this form, you can register on our Eventbrite page, http://tonyflemingeologytour.eventbrite.com.)

Tour Details:

1:00 pm:  Meet at the Macomb entrance of Tregaron, 3100 Macomb Street NW. 

3:30 pm:  Enjoy refreshments by the Lily Pond, with time for questions and discussion.

4:00 to 5:30 pm:  Optional Extension of the Tour: We will continue to explore other features of geological interest near Tregaron.

The terrain features sloped mulch trails and some stairways without railings. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Families with kids old enough to follow the tour are welcome.

Questions? Email Lynn Parseghian or Carin Ruff

About Tregaron: [Read More…]

Help Restore Cleveland Park’s Call Boxes!

Red Top call boxThe Cleveland Park Historic District is home to fifteen city police and fire call boxes that were transformed into neighborhood public art in 2009 in a CPHS project. The call boxes feature original artwork from local artists and text interpreting our neighborhood’s history and architecture.

Now these boxes and their artwork need conservation. We invite Cleveland Park residents and businesses to contribute to the restoration of the call box nearest them, or the one that represents their favorite part of the neighborhood.

Click here to read more about the project, find all the call boxes, and make a tax-deductible contribution to their restoration.

New Guide to Preservation Design Review

CPHS has published an updated procedural guide to preservation design review in Cleveland Park. Download the guide here, or view it as a web page.

If you are planning work on your historic district property or are preparing to present a project to our Architectural Review Committee, everything you need to know is there, including contact information for our ARC, ANC3C, and the DC Historic Preservation Office; sample project presentations; and links to Historic Preservation Office design guidelines.

Read the Latest Issue of Our Newsletter

Voices Summer 2016 coverThe Summer 2016 issue of Voices is being delivered this week to our members. Download the issue at this link and read about the destruction and rebuilding of 3515 Woodley Road, last spring’s Art Deco tour, “Rural Remnants of Washington County,” and more. (Past issues of Voices going back to 1987 are online here.)

PRESERVATION NEWS


For Architectural Review Committee agendas, click on the meeting date in the calendar in the left sidebar. Agendas are normally posted at the end of the week preceding the monthly meeting.


Architectural Review Committee Report: September 2016

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee
Monday September 12, 2016
REPORT
ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, Tina Mead, Ron Ngiam, Lois Orr, David Kay and Ana Evans. Also attending were Myra Best, Tom Hester, and John Buchanan, CPHS Board … [Read More…]

Architectural Review Committee Report: June 2016

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee
Monday June 13, 2016
ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, Win Brown, Phil Eagleburger, Danny Ince, Lois Orr, David Kay and Anne Weir.

Also attending was Carin Ruff, CPHS Executive … [Read More…]

Architectural Review Committee Report: May 2016

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee

Monday, May 9, 2016

ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, Ana Evans, Win Brown, Phil Eagleburger, Danny Ince, Lois Orr, Ron Ngiam, David Kay and Tina Mead.

Also attending was Carin Ruff, CPHS … [Read More…]

Architectural Review Committee Report: April 2016

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee

Monday, April 11, 2016

ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, Ana Evans, Win Brown, Phil Eagleburger, Danny Ince, Lois Orr, and Tina Mead.

Also attending was Carin Ruff, CPHS Executive … [Read More…]

Read More about Cultural Landscapes

Glenn Stach mentioned lots of great resources in his talk for us on cultural landscapes on April 5th. Here are links to some of the resources he mentioned:

The Cultural Landscape Foundation and its “What’s Out There” tool for finding cultural landscapes near you … [Read More…]

CLEVELAND PARK HISTORY: RECENT POSTS

Rural Remnants of Washington County: Download the Report

We had a fascinating talk on February 9th by Kim Williams of the DC Historic Preservation Office on her research on houses and outbuildings that remain from before the “suburban” development of Washington’s outer neighborhoods. If you missed the talk, or if you’d like to … [Read More…]

Takeaways from Catarina Bannier’s Kit House Talk

Kit house expert Catarina Bannier gave a great talk to a very engaged audience who braved the storm to hear her on Tuesday night, June 23rd. Below are some links and the flyer Catarina provided, plus a few of the slides from her talk. Catarina is working on a book on kit … [Read More…]

What is the Period of Significance and what does it mean for Cleveland Park?

In the Cleveland Park Historic District, buildings built between 1880 and 1941 have the full protection of the District of Columbia’s historic preservation ordinance, the Historic Landmark and Historic District Protection Act (1978). Those built in 1942 or after do not. Thus … [Read More…]

Where Was Grover Cleveland’s House?

Here at CPHS, we’ve received quite a flurry of queries from neighbors recently about where Grover Cleveland’s house was. We’re not sure what prompted the sudden interest,* but it seemed like a good topic for a blog post. … [Read More…]