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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.

Cleveland Park became a National Register Historic District in 1987. Download the nomination here (text) and here (pictures). The DC Historic Preservation Office’s brochure about Cleveland Park gives an excellent overview of Cleveland Park’s history.

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?

New! DC Ward 3 Heritage Guide

The DC Historic Preservation Office (HPO) has published the Heritage Guide for Ward 3.  It is a fascinating and comprehensive history of the area, filled with interesting history and archival photos.  Read it here.

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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march

09mar7:30 pm9:00 pmARC Meeting

21mar9:30 am12:00 pmStaying in the NeighborhoodFrom House to Apartment: 2 Info Sessions

april

13apr7:30 pm9:00 pmARC Meeting

may

11may7:30 pm9:00 pmARC Meeting

 
See the full calendar of events

ARC Report for February 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020 ARC members attending: Christine Hobbs, Danny Ince, Win Brown, Tina Mead, Ron Ngiam, Stefan Hurray, and David Kay. Also attending was Camilla Carpenter, Executive
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ARC Agenda for February 10th, 2020

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, February 10, 2020 Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 3400 Lowell Street, NW AGENDA 7:30 pm 3411 Ordway Street, NW
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ARC Report for January 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020 ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, Ana Evans, Anne Weir, Danny Ince, Win Brown, Phil Eagleburger, Tina Mead, Ron Ngiam and Lois Orr. Also attending was Camilla
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ARC Agenda for January 13, 2020

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:30pm Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 3400 Lowell Street, NW AGENDA 7:30 pm Washington
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Become a Member

Everyone is welcome to join CPHS! Click here to join or renew securely online

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE INFO

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.

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