preserve, protect, and enhance the historic and built environment
of Washington, DC, through advocacy and education.
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Build’s appreciation for the city’s history.
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The former Washington Animal Rescue League Shelter and Hospital is located at 71 O Street, NW, and is the pivotal structure representing the development of the animal welfare and humane movement in Washington. This women-founded organization constructed the first purpose-built animal shelter in the history of Washington. WARL’s animal hospital and shelter is the oldest surviving representative of a movement strong in early 20th century America and in Washington, DC to treat animals compassionately. Read More…
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…
Request for Proposal:
DCPL seeks proposals from qualified consultants to prepare a Multiple Property Document and Associated nominations for African American Civil Rights in the 20th Century in Washington, DC. Read More…
Events and Education
April 13th @ 11am
March 16th @ 10:00am
March 9th @ 1:30pm
February 9th @ 10am