June 16, 2016
Please join CPHS’s Executive Director Carin Ruff for an illustrated talk on the selection of a site and a style for the Cathedral and National Cathedral School’s Hearst Hall. The talk will cover the search for a site for the Close and its relationship to the development of Cleveland Park; the original plan for the Cathedral’s architectural program; Phoebe Hearst’s role; and the place of Hearst Hall in the vogue for Beaux-Arts architecture in Washington.
Where: The Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 3400 Lowell St, NW
The talk is free, but registration is required so we can be sure we have enough seating. Please register using the form below. If you have any trouble with this form, you can also register directly at our Eventbrite site, hearsthalltalk.eventbrite.com.
Questions? Email Carin Ruff.
June 1, 2016
The 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.
May 18, 2016
At the 2016 CPHS Annual Meeting, the members elected six new board members and reelected three. The board members elected are Stefan Hurray, Nicholas A. Netchvolodoff, and Abigail Porter (for second three-year terms) and Mary Jane Glass, Christine Hobbs, Thomas Hester, Shaun Shelby Jones, Shannon Penberthy, and Frank Swain (for new three-year terms). The new board will elect officers at its June 22nd meeting. Click here for a complete listing of the 2016-2017 board. [Read More…]
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.
June 23, 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...]
May 11, 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...]
May 11, 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...]
April 6, 2016
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...]
March 21, 2016
Update: Read the HPRB agenda and HPO staff reports on these projects at http://planning.dc.gov/node/1145152 . Note that the Washington International School proposal (heard by the ARC in February) has been postponed until April. Cleveland Park Historical … [Read More...]
January 16, 2016
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...]
June 24, 2015
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...]
April 27, 2015
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...]