Glenn Stach mentioned lots of great resources in his talk for us on cultural landscapes on April 5th. Here are links to some of the resources he mentioned:
- The Cultural Landscape Foundation and its “What’s Out There” tool for finding cultural landscapes near you
- National Register Bulletin: Historic Residential Suburbs
- Preservation Brief: Protecting Historic Landscapes
- The National Register of Historic Places Landscape Initiative
- The National Register of Historic Places Program
- The National Historic Landmarks Program
For more about Cleveland Park specifically, including our National Register nomination form, see our Cleveland Park History page.
Note: As mentioned during the question period, National Register of Historic Places or National Historic Landmark status does not in itself provide protection for properties. Real historic preservation protection comes from local preservation ordinances. However, in Washington, D.C. only, National Register listing is harmonized with local historic designation, and National Register Historic Districts are explicitly protected under D.C.’s historic preservation law. Read more about local and federal preservation laws here. To check the national and local historic status of sites within the District of Columbia, consult the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites.