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.
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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 Bloomgindale Historic District’s rowhouses are not only remarkably intact, but are substantial in size and materials (primarily brick with some stone) and offer quality design and craftsmanship. Built almost entirely between 1892 and 1916, the rowhouses are most commonly the product of teams of developers, builders, and architects. Read more…

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…

Events and Education

Historic Preservation Community Day

September 22nd @ 10am

Crab Feast

August 25th @ Noon

DC Historic Sites Wikipedia
Editing Workshop
Open to the Public

July 11 @ 5:00 pm

Chapman Stables
Member Only Tour

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

DC Historic Sites

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