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Nominations now being accepted for the 2019 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. Nominations are due November 16th. These awards honor outstanding preservation projects and exceptional contributions by individuals and organizations in support of historic preservation in the District. 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…
2020 Historic Preservation Plan
The purpose of Preserving For Progress, the 2020 DC Historic Preservation Plan, is to outline a vision and goals to guide ongoing preservation efforts in the District.
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