LATEST NEWS FROM CPHS

SAVE THE DATE! THE ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE JUNE 12TH

The Annual Meeting of the CPHS Membership will be Tuesday, June 12th, 7:30 pm at the Cleveland Park Club. The speaker will be Steve Knight, president of the Art Deco Society of Washington. Members, look for an invitation by email in mid-May with RSVP details and information about board elections. (Everyone is welcome to become a member. Click here to join or renew for 2018.)

REVIEW OF PROJECTS IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT

If you are planning work on your property in the Cleveland Park Historic District this year, please START by contacting Michael Robb in the DC Historic Preservation Office (HPO) for design guidance and to find out what level of review your project needs. He can be reached at 202-442-7703 or michael.robb@dc.gov.

AFTER you have consulted with HPO, contact us (Carin Ruff) and ANC3C (Nancy MacWood) to schedule neighborhood review of your project, if needed.

CLICK HERE for a complete explanation of the preservation design review process and all the contact information you need.

Pictures from Gingerbread 2017

Thanks to everyone who came to this year’s gingerbread party, and especially to former board member Robert Jenkens, who baked all the houses, provided all the fixings, and generally single-handedly makes this great annual tradition possible! (For more pics, click the “Read more” link at the bottom of the post, and for even more, see our Facebook page and Instagram.) [Read More…]

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, April 2018

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, April 9, 2018 Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 3400 Lowell … [Read More...]

Architectural Review Committee Report, February 2018

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, February 12, 2018 REPORT ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, … [Read More...]

CLEVELAND PARK HISTORY 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...]

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...]

“Connecticut Avenue Highlands”

When Cleveland Park was first developed around the turn of the 20th century, it was known as "Connecticut Avenue Highlands". You can just make out a billboard advertising the new development in this photo. The billboard is near the current site of the Uptown Theater and the … [Read More...]