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Celebrating 40 Years of the Historic Landmark and Historic District Protection Act of 1978!
In December 1978, the Council of the District of Columbia and Mayor Walter Washington declared as a matter of public policy that the protection, enhancement and perpetuation of properties of historical, cultural and aesthetic merit are in the interests of the health, prosperity and welfare of the people of the District of Columbia.
Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle is the only remaining bridge along the former trolley line linking Georgetown and Glen Echo, Maryland in the District of Columbia. This line, constructed in 1896, provided the transportation to a ‘trolley’ park and thousands of Washingtonians used the line annually to access the Glen Echo Amusement Park.
The Trestle has potential to be revitalized as an historic attraction and a pedestrian and cycling path. Sign the petition to ask Mayor Bowser to #SaveTheTrestle and allow DDOT to complete its trail planning.
Click here to sign the petition!
Congratulations to the 2019 DC Preservation Award Winners!
The DC Office of Planning/Historic Preservation Office, and the
DC Preservation League, were pleased to present 11 awards in the following categories: Volunteerism and Community Involvement, Education, Design and Construction, State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award, HPRB Chair Awards, and Individual Lifetime achievement.
Events and Education
September 28th @ 10am
July 20th @ 10am
June 29th @ 11am
June 7th @ 9am