DC Preservation League
The mission of the DC Preservation League is to
preserve, protect, and enhance the historic and built environment
of Washington, DC, through advocacy and education.
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Places and Spaces
You can help protect DC’s historic places and spaces.
Become a member or donate today!
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Historic Preservation
Encourages economic vitality.
Build’s appreciation for the city’s history.
Promotes a sense of community and place.
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Historic Preservation
DC is home to over 700 individual landmarks.
See what’s protected in your neighborhood.
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Most Endangered Places
Properties at greatest risk of demolition, neglect, or ill-advised alteration.
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The Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle is one of only two remaining bridges along the former trolley line linking Georgetown and Glen Echo, Maryland. This line, constructed around 1900, provided the transportation to a ‘trolley’ park and thousands of Washingtonians used the line annually to access the Glen Echo Amusement Park. Read more…

St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal South is associated with the development of the Bloomingdale community as the earliest and best surviving example of a neighborhood church, and for its relation to patterns of demographic change in the city and local community as the church of the first African-American congregation in Bloomingdale. Read more…

Harewood Gatehouse/Lodge was built circa 1857 as the gatehouse to William Wilson Corcoran’s 191-acre Harewood estate, and is the sole surviving standing structure associated with the country retreat. Located on a five-acre remnant of the former estate, the two-story stone building was designed by architect James Renwick as an early rustic example of the Second Empire style in America.  Read more…

Events and Education

Chapman Stables
Member Only Tour

June 16 @ 10:00 am & 11:30 am

St. Elizabeths West Campus Walking Tour

June 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Historic Preservation 101/201

June 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lost Farms and Estates of Washington, DC
Lecture and Book Signing

June 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

DC Historic Sites