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!

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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

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ARC Report for October 2019

Meeting of October 14, 2019 ARC Members attending:   Christine Hobbs, Stefan Hurray, Ana Evans, Anne Weir, Ron Ngiam, Danny Ince, and Lois Orr.  Also attending was Camilla Carpenter, Executive
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ARC Agenda for October 14, 2019

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, October 14, 2019 Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 3400 Lowell Street, NW AGENDA 7:30 pm 3141 Highland Place NW (1896;
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ARC Report for September 2019

ARC Members attending:   Christine Hobbs, Phil Eagleburger, Tina Mead, Anne Weir, and Lois Orr.  Also, David Kay was present for the discussion 3403 Lowell Street, N.W. Agent:  VW Fowlkes,
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ARC Report for July 2019

ARC Members attending:   Christine Hobbs, Stefan Hurray, Phil Eagleburger, Ron Ngiam, Ana Evans, and Lois Orr. 3517 Ordway Street, N.W. Agent:  Kevin Winkler and Alan Field, Saltbox
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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 CPHS staff..

For ARC reports and agendas, see links below.