LATEST NEWS FROM CPHS

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.

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.

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: 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...]

Architectural Review Committee Report: March 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...]

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...]