The DC Preservation League (DCPL) is committed to the struggle for racial justice. We believe that historic preservation must be a prominent voice in celebrating the contributions and achievements of African Americans and play a vital role in achieving reconciliation through an honest and unsparing reckoning with the past. We also believe that a full,
On December 18th, the DC Preservation League (DCPL) in partnership with Ben and Dawn O’Connell submitted a nomination to designate the Slowe-Burrill House, 1256 Kearny Street, NE, as a DC Landmark. “We were delighted to learn more about the lives of our house’s former owners and are pleased that this designation will preserve such an
The Recorder of Deeds Building, designed by the Office of the Municipal Architect under Nathan C. Wyeth, was one component of a municipal complex planned for the Judiciary Square area. Its “stripped classical” style, popularized by Paul Cret and Bertram Goodhue, echoes that of the District of Columbia Municipal Center one block east. A companion
Address 201 East Capitol Street, S.E. The Folger Shakespeare Library is a monumental block-long structure clad in white Georgia marble that rises on the south side of East Capitol Street, between 2nd and 3rd Streets SE, in close proximity to the equally monumental buildings of the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the U.S.
Address: 3600 Harewood Road, NE Current Status: Designated – May 24, 2018 Date Nominated: September 2017 UPDATE, JUNE 2020: The building owners have pulled permits for roof and electrical work. The DC Historic Preservation Office expects a submission of plans for a rehabilitation of the building. Built circa 1857 as the gatehouse to William
Address 1145 17th Street NW The National Geographic Society headquarters, located at 1145 Seventeenth Street Northwest in Washington, DC, is a ten-story, mid-century modern office building and exhibition space that was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone, and built between 1961 and 1963. Constructed of reinforced concrete, with an exterior of white marble, black granite,