Introducing Online Membership Renewals!

Hello Neighbors,

  New this year, is the option to renew your membership in the Cleveland Park Historical Society online! Please visit our Membership Page to renew using Paypal. If you’re more comfortable with pen and paper, you can also download our membership form there and send it to us the old fashioned way.

  For more information on all that we’ve accomplished this past year, please read on for a word from CPHS President, Dandridge Ince. Thanks for helping to make Cleveland Park a great place to live.


Meghan Mulkerin
CPHS Project Coordinator

November 17, 2013

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The Cleveland Park Historical Society (CPHS) is entering our second quarter century with great energy to pursue our mission of maintaining and enhancing the character and strength of Cleveland Park as an historic, multifaceted, and vibrant urban neighborhood. CPHS, a not-for-profit organization, seeks to accomplish our mission for all Cleveland Park residents by:

● Working with stakeholders (home owners, neighbors, developers, and public officials) to find an appropriate and flexible balance between preservation and the demands of a modern and growing community

● Providing technical assistance on the restoration and expansion of historic structures as well as new construction that complements the character of the historic district

● Undertaking projects to enhance the quality of public space

● Engaging in advocacy to maintain the best aspects of Cleveland Park as the neighborhood grows and modernizes

● Sponsoring educational activities, research, and public programming in support of preservation and community building goals

 In fulfillment of this mission CPHS pursued the following activities last year:

● Reviewed and provided feedback and technical assistance to 27 renovation and new construction projects at CPHS’s monthly architectural review committee

● Worked with officials on 3 significant projects in or affecting Cleveland Park and its public space

● Represented the historic district at planning and zoning hearings

● Sponsored 4 community events, including the popular house tour and gingerbread festival

 To continue our mission, CPHS plans to continue all of the 2013 activities and undertake an ambitious project to create clear and flexible design guidelines to support homeowners and the community in meeting their goals within an increasingly complex environment.

People often say the reason they want to live in or visit Cleveland Park is the beauty and harmony of our streets, the calm atmosphere amidst our increasingly busy city, and our strong sense of community. They do not say this about every DC community. Maintaining and enhancing these attributes requires time and attention. While much of CPHS’s work is by volunteers, we cannot succeed without paid staff and program expenses. If you value what CPHS has been able to contribute to maintaining and enhancing Cleveland Park’s charm and sense of community over the last 25 years, we need your support to continue this work in 2014.

Please join CPHS or renew your membership today by renewing on-line. If you would like more information, please go to our website Your CPHS membership dues are tax deductible under federal and DC provisions applicable to a 501c3 organization. Thank you for your support.


Dandridge Ince, President

Questions? Please email