CPHS is now in its 28th year and the Cleveland Park Historic District has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places for 26 years. We have posted the newsletters from our earliest days. The first issues of VOICES, from 1987 and 1988, document the steps CPHS took shortly after its founding to secure protection for the historic district and the Connecticut Avenue commercial strip. They include a notice of the founding of our Architectural Review Committee, which emphasizes CPHS’s commitment to continuing the neighborhood’s history of innovative architectural design. These early issues also include articles by Kathy Wood, author of our National Register nomination, on aspects of Cleveland Park’s historic architecture, including Palladian windows, rope designs, and bungalows. Click here to read the earliest (and latest) issues of VOICES.
HUGE THANKS to everyone who helped make the 2012 Cleveland Park House Tour happen, ESPECIALLY the homeowners who so generously opened their houses for the tour and the many volunteer docents and ticket-sellers who made the day run so smoothly, and our benefactors and sponsors. Click here to download the house tour program and read all about the houses and our sponsors and advertisers.
Note: There is no house tour in 2013, but check back for news about 2014 plans.
Are you planning work on your home in the Cleveland Park Historic District this year? Remember, preserving the historic fabric and architectural character of our homes and streetscapes is something everyone in the historic district participates in as we care for our homes. … [Read More...]
Oral histories of residents who moved to Cleveland Park between 1907 and 1965 are now available on this page. The histories are from a 1984 project of John Eaton School. Thanks to project leader Rives Carroll for permission to post them on our website. Enjoy! … [Read More...]
Amanda Molson and Anne Brockett, Cleveland Park specialists with the District's Historic Preservation Office (HPO), met with CPHS members to present HPO's revised guidelines for window repair and replacement in historic districts and shared some of the their accumulated … [Read More...]
That's one of the most frequent questions we get here at CPHS. Here's how to get started researching your home's history: 1. CPHS has acquired a copy of D.C.'s database of building permits, 1877-1949. If you email us, we can check the date the construction permit for your … [Read More...]