The Cleveland Park Historical Society (CPHS) is the neighborhood’s historic preservation and local history organization, working to maintain and enhance the character and strength of Cleveland Park as an historic, multifaceted, urban residential neighborhood.

The Cleveland Park 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. More about Cleveland Park’s history and links to other resources can be found here.

Everyone is welcome to join CPHS! Join or renew your membership securely online today.

Design Guidelines for Cleveland Park’s Historic Commercial Corridor

CHPS Design Guidelines for Cleveland Park have been expanded to include the Connecticut Avenue commercial corridor. These new guidelines were reviewed and commented on at the DC Historic Preservation Review Board’s (HPRB) October 2023 session and are posted on the Historic Preservation Office’s Design Historic Districts Guidelines page.

View the Design Guidelines for the Cleveland Park’s Historic Commercial Corridor online here, or download a printable copy.


Historic House Markers

CPHS offers bronze historic house markers for contributing buildings in the Cleveland Park Historic District —those built before 1941 — and those individually landmarked.  To order a marker, download the form here.

Voices, Spring 2024 Issue

The Spring 2024 issue of Voices is now available.  Voices is published twice a year and available first to CPHS members and then to the public after 30 days. Past issues are available here.

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16oct6:00 pm7:00 pmHow to Repair/Replace Your Home’s Windows and Doors

27oct11:00 am12:30 pmWalking Tour of Cleveland Park’s Tree Canopy with Casey’s Trees


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Latest News

CPHS at Cleveland Park Day 2024

On June 2, CPHS participated in the annual Cleveland Park Day event with an outdoor vendor market, live music, dunk tank, a Kids Zone, a pet costume and Grover Cleveland look-alike contests.  Along
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CPHS ARC Report for May 2024

Report of the CPHS Architectural Review Committee (ARC) Monday, May 13, 2024 ARC Members attending:  Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Phil Eagleburger, Ana Evans, Danny Ince, and Anne Weir. Also
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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.

Check Upcoming Events for up-to-date information for the next ARC meeting. See also: ARC meeting agendas and reports.