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 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…

New Slate of Officers Announced! 
DCPL is pleased to announce its newley elected officers. 

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Events and Education

Trivia Night!

October 24th  @ 7pm

Mary Church Terrell 1890 - Library of Congress - Cropped
Mary Church Terrell Documentary Screening

October 18th @ 6pm


October 13th @ 2pm

Annual Member Meeting & Reception

October 11th @ 6:30 pm

DC Historic Sites