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On December 18th, the DC Preservation League (DCPL) in partnership with Ben and Dawn O’Connell submitted a nomination to designate the Slowe-Burrill House, 1256 Kearny Street, NE, as a DC Landmark.
If designated, the Slowe-Burrill House will join the Dr. Franklin E. Kameny House and the Furies Collective in the DC Inventory of Historic Sites for its association with the LGBTQ history in the District of Columbia.
Click here to read the complete nomination!
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.
Events and Education
August 17th @2:00pm
August 26th @Noon
July 22nd @10:30am
June 30th @1:00pm & 2:00pm