LATEST NEWS FROM CPHS

ANNUAL MEETING

Please join us for the annual meeting of the CPHS membership 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Cleveland Park Club, 3433 33rd Place, NW.

We will gather at 7:30 for refreshments on the Club’s porch, followed by a brief business meeting to elect new board members and then a talk by Steve Knight, President of the Art Deco Society of Washington, who will speak about the architecture of our Connecticut Avenue corridor. (Members: look for an email with the slate of board nominees around the end of May.)

If you plan to come, please register at cphsannual2018.eventbrite.com so we can get a headcount for refreshments and seating.

Eventbrite - CPHS Annual Meeting 2018

If you need to renew your membership, visit our membership page to renew online, or you can bring a membership check with you to the meeting. If you have any questions about the status of your membership, email Carin Ruff. We look forward to seeing you on the 13th!

ACCESSIBILITY & HISTORIC PRESERVATION: USEFUL LINKS



Steve Callcott of the DC Preservation Office gave a talk for CPHS and the Cleveland & Woodley Park Village in April on accessibility and historic preservation. We will have a more detailed writeup of his talk in the spring issue of our newsletter Voices, coming in May, but meanwhile we wanted to share his slides and some of the resources he mentioned.

Steve’s Powerpoint presentation (in PDF form)

Department of the Interior Preservation Brief: Making Historic Buildings Accessible

DC Historic Preservation Office Guidelines on Accommodating Persons with Disabilities in Historic Buildings

Contact HPO for advice about your project: email Steve Callcott, Deputy Preservation Officer, or Michael Robb, reviewer for the Cleveland Park Historic District.

The elevator specialist who met with our group at the March program on interior modifications for accessibility is Ken Gough of Preferred Elevator. Ken can evaluate the options for adding an elevator or lift to your historic property.

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.

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...]