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Heritage Guides

Ward 1 Heritage Guide
The Ward 1 Heritage Guide identifies historic or culturally important places in the ward and provide a framework for developing strategies to promote and protect the historic resources as necessary. A goal of this commemoration of Ward 1’s heritage is the enhancement of economic development, community sustainability, and quality of life measures.

Ward 4 Heritage Guide
The Ward 4 Heritage Guide identifies historic or culturally important placed in the ward and provides a framework for developing strategies to promote and protect the historic resources as necessary. A goal of this commemoration of Ward 4’s heritage is the enhancement of economic development, community stability, and quality of life measures.

Ward 5 Heritage Guide
The Ward 5 Heritage Guide identifies historic or culturally important places in the ward and provides a framework for developing strategies to promote and protect the historic resources as necessary. A goal of this commemoration of Ward 5’s heritage is the enhancement of economic development, community stability, and quality of life measures.

Ward 7 Heritage Guide
The Ward 7 Heritage Guide identifies historic or culturally important places in the ward and provides a framework for developing strategies to promote and protect the historic resources as necessary. A goal of this commemoration of Ward 7’s heritage is the enhancement of economic development, community stability, and quality of life measures.

Ward 8 Heritage Guide
The Ward 8 Heritage Guide identifies historic or culturally important places in the ward and provides a framework for developing strategies to promote and protect the historic resources as necessary. A goal of this commemoration of Ward 8’s heritage is the enhancement of economic development, community sustainability and quality of life measures.

Citywide Guides

Archaeology in DC
The brochure Archaeology in DC provides a primer on the subject including a number of case studies.

Cemeteries in the Nation’s Capital
Gone But Not Forgotten: Cemeteries in the Nation’s Capital details the customs and history of burying the departed in the District of Columbia. The booklet also profiles the city’s former and 22 remaining cemeteries.

Modernism in Washington
The Modernism in Washington brochure highlights architectural trends in the 20th century that combine functionalism, new technologies, and the rejection of historical precepts.

Public School Buildings
Schools for All: A History of DC Public School Buildings 1804-1960, is a history of public education and public school buildings in the District of Columbia.

Historic Neighborhood Brochures

The DC Historic Preservation Office, in partnership with DCPL and other organizations across the city produces a series of brochures highlighting the history and architecture of Washington’s unique downtown, neighborhoods and building types.

Anacostia Historic District Brochure
The Anacostia Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the Anacosita Historic District.

Capitol Hill Historic District Brochure
The Capitol Hill Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the Capitol Hill Historic District.

Cleveland Park Historic District Brochure
The Cleveland Park Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the Cleveland Park Historic District.

DC Historic Preservation Office Brochure Request Form
Individuals may order single copies of historic district and topical brochures from the DC Historic Preservation Office.

Downtown Historic Brochure
The Downtown Washington Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the Downtown including Pennsylvania Avenue, 7th Street and Chinatown, F Street, and the 15th Street Historic District.

Dupont Circle Historic District Brochure
The Dupont Circle Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the Dupont Circle Historic District.

Foggy Bottom Historic District Brochure
The Foggy Bottom Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the Foggy Bottom Historic District

Fourteenth Street Logan Circle Historic Districts Brochure
The Fourteenth Street and Logan Circle historic districts brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the two districts.

Foxhall Village Historic District Brochure
The Foxhall Village Historic District brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of this Northwest historic district.

Georgetown Historic District Brochure
The Georgetown Historic District brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the district.

Kalorama Triangle Historic District Brochure
The Kalorama Triangle Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the district

LeDroit Park Historic District Brochure
The LeDroit Park Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the historic district.

Massachusetts Avenue Historic District Brochure
The Massachusetts Avenue Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the historic district.

Mount Pleasant Historic District Brochure
Mount Pleasant historic District Brochure (Spanish)
The Mount Pleasant Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the historic district.

Mount Vernon Square Historic District Brochure
The Mount Vernon Square Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the historic district.

Mount Vernon Triangle Historic District Brochure
The Mount Vernon Triangle Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the historic district.

Shaw Historic District Brochure
The Shaw Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the historic district.

Sheridan Kalorama Historic District Brochure
The Sheridan Kalorama Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the historic district.

Sixteenth Street Historic District Brochure
The Sixteenth Street Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the historic district.

St. Elizabeths Hospital Historic District Brochure
The St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Historic District brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of this Ward 8 historic district.

Strivers Section Historic District Brochure
The Strivers’ Section Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the historic district.

Takoma Park Historic District Brochure
The Takoma Park Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the historic district.

U Street Historic District Brochure
The Greater U Street Historic District brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the district.

Washington Heights Historic District Brochure
The Washington Heights Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of this designated historic district.

Woodley Park Historic District Brochure
The Woodley Park Historic District Brochure provides an outline of the history and architecture of the historic district.