LATEST NEWS FROM CPHS

Spring Events

SAVE THE DATES!

The CPHS Annual Meeting will be Monday, May 22nd, 7:30 pm at the Washington International School, with speaker Tom Moriarty.

On Monday, June 26th, Hayden Wetzel will discuss his research on the beginnings of the humane movement in DC.

Look for more information on both programs here on our front page and by email in the coming weeks.

Pics from March 9th Visit to the Historical Society of Washington

Thanks to Anne McDonough, HSW’s Director of Library Collections (and photographer) for these pics! We had a great time looking at CPHS’s archives, Kathy Wood’s photo collection, Baist real estate atlases, city directories, property records of Uriah Forrest, and more. We’ll schedule another of these visits later this year if there’s interest from our members.


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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.

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: April 2017

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, April 10, 2017 REPORT ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, … [Read More...]

Architectural Review Committee Report: March 2017

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, March 13, 2017 REPORT ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, … [Read More...]

Architectural Review Committee Report: January 2017

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, January 9, 2017 REPORT ARC Members attending: Phil … [Read More...]

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 … [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...]