Cleveland Park is a National Register Historic District in Washington, D.C. The neighborhood developed as a “streetcar suburb” of Washington from the 1890s and contains a remarkable variety of architecture as well as designed and natural landscapes from the 18th to 20th centuries.

Cleveland Park became a National Register Historic District in 1987. Download the nomination here (text) and here (pictures). You can also find this development history of the commercial corridor. The DC Historic Preservation Office’s brochure about Cleveland Park gives an excellent overview of Cleveland Park’s history.

The Cleveland Park Historical Society (CPHS) is the neighborhood’s historic preservation and local history organization, working to preserve our legacy of architectural and landscape design. Everyone is welcome to become a member!


In May, the DC Council Redistricting Subcommittee approved a revised Ward 3 map that placed most of the Cleveland Park Historic District within a single ANC.  While not perfect (the western side of the Historic District will be in a different ANC), it is an improvement over the Task Force map.

More recently, DC Council Chair Mendelson proposed a revised Ward 3 map that would have kept all of Cleveland Park in a single ANC.  On June 7, the DC Council voted against it, approving instead a slightly revised version of the Sub-committee map.  You can find it here.

We thank all of our members who did so much to try to keep our neighborhood intact!


As part of its planning effort for the Connecticut Avenue Design Guidelines, the Office of Planning is holding a webinar “What We’ve Heard,” on Thursday, October 6, 6-7:30pm.

The webinar will cover community feedback heard so far through its summer engagement, and what to expect in the upcoming Community Design Conversations for Cleveland Park, scheduled for October 22 (see below).  Register for the Webinar here.

The Connecticut Avenue Community Design Conversations, is a 2-part series of public engagements focused on future design and development along the Connecticut Avenue corridor, with a particular focus on Woodley Park and Cleveland Park.  The second meeting will be for Cleveland Park.  Stakeholders can attend on a walk-in basis and engage through providing written input or in a small group discussion.

Date: Sat, Oct 22, 2022, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Location: Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

Registration is recommended. Register here.

Upcoming Events


10oct7:30 pmARC Meeting


14nov7:30 pmARC Meeting


12dec7:30 pmARC Meeting


09jan7:30 pmARC Meeting

See the full calendar of events

Become a Member

Everyone is welcome to join CPHS! Click here to join or renew securely online


Read about historic preservation review procedures and get all the contact info you need on this page.

For questions about the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) or to request a place on the next ARC meeting agenda,
email CPHS staff..

For ARC reports and agendas, see links below.

CPHS Hires New Executive Director

Please welcome the new Executive Director for CPHS, Stephen Hansen!  Stephen is an historic preservation specialist, architectural historian, and author.  For the past 15 years he has served as
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ARC Report for July 2022

Cleveland Park Historical Society - Architectural Review Committee Monday, July 11, 2022 ARC Members attending:   Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Phil Eagleburger, Ana Evan, Stefan Hurray, Win Brown,
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ARC Agenda for July 11th, 2022

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, July 11, 2022 Meeting to be conducted via Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86413577584 AGENDA 7:30 pm 2808 Ordway
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ARC Report for May 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022 ARC Members attending:   Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Phil Eagleburger, Ana Evan, Danny Ince, Anne Weir, and David Kay. Also attending were Bonnie LePard, President, Cleveland Park
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