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.

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!

Planning Work on your Cleveland Park Historic District property?

Oral Histories

Oral Histories
Read the first fruits of our new oral history project, as well as interviews with Cleveland Park residents from other projects.
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Design Guidelines

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CPHS is in the process of developing design guidelines for the Cleveland Park Historic District. Read the draft guidelines and consult the DC Historic Preservation Office’s guidelines on additions, windows, doors, and more. Read More

Upcoming Events


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07apr11:00 am1:00 pmTour: The Sears Houses of Macomb Street

08apr7:30 pm9:00 pmARC Meeting


07may7:30 pm8:30 pmTalk: Mihran Mesrobian, Architect

13may7:30 pm9:00 pmARC Meeting


10jun7:30 pm9:00 pmARC Meeting

19jun7:30 pm9:30 pmAnnual Meeting 2019

See the full calendar of events

ARC Agenda for March 11, 2019

At its monthly meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019, 7:30 pm at the Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 3400 Lowell Street, NW, the CPHS Architectural Review Committee will hear a presentation on plans
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ARC Report for February 2019

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, February 11, 2019   ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, David Kay, Stefan Hurray, Anne Weir, Phil
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ARC Report for January 2019

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, January 14, 2019 ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, David Kay, Ana Evans, Danny Ince, Tina Mead, and Lois
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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 Carin Ruff.

For ARC reports and agendas, see links below.