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April 2020

Architecture Month 2020: Civic Spirit

April 1 - April 30

The DC Preservation League is proud to be a partner for the Washington Architectural Foundation and AIA|DC's Architecture Month 2020! Architecture Month is a citywide celebration of the buildings and spaces that shape our city, the creative minds who bring them to life, and the intriguing stories they tell. Each April, in partnership with cultural ... Read more

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Symposium: Race, Ethnicity, and Architecture in the Nation’s Capital

April 18 - April 19

This is a Society of Architectural Historians - Latrobe Chapter event. DC Preservation League members may attend at the SAH member rate. Any questions about this event should be directed to SAH - Latrobe Chapter. Organized by the Latrobe Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians Co-Sponsored by the D.C. Preservation League and the Catholic University of ... Read more

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2020 Congressional Cemetery Walking Tour

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
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Join the DC Preservation League for our third annual tour of Congressional Cemetery! Congressional Cemetery is a 35-acre historic, active burial ground located on Capitol Hill. Initially known as the Washington Parish Burial Ground, Congressional became the first truly national burial ground as Congress bought sites, buried noted civil servants, and funded the infrastructure. Among ... Read more

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June 2020

Exploring History Online – Virtual Workshop

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the DC Preservation League for a virtual workshop on how to explore the history of your house, neighborhood, or favorite historic site from home! This workshop will introduce participants to helpful online resources such as maps, newspaper databases, repositories for historic photographs, and more! This event will be presented via Zoom. Please make sure ... Read more

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Virtual Membership Meeting 2020

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join the DC Preservation League on Tuesday, June 30th from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT for its first-ever virtual membership meeting! DCPL Staff will share updates related to all program areas and the event will close with time reserved for Q&A. This is a member-only event. To join DCPL or to renew a lapsed membership click ... Read more

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July 2020

City Ridge Virtual Walkthrough (Members Only)

July 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

DCPL Members are invited to join us on Wednesday, July 22nd at 10:30AM for a virtual tour of City Ridge, a "new urban village." The ten-acre campus that makes up the former Fannie Mae headquarters is being redeveloped into 1.15 million sq. ft. of mixed-use development. The project showcases a total of nine mixed-use buildings: totaling 690 residential units, retail ... Read more

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August 2020

Windows For Your Historic House: Making Informed Choices

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Whether or not your house is subject to design review by the City, there are a host of concerns most of us have--maybe even some we should have but don't--when it comes to our windows. In this presentation we will look at issues of comfort, operation, energy efficiency, safety, cost, maintenance, and appearance. Neither repair of ... Read more

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Flood Risks to Historic Structures

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Overdevelopment, sea level rise, and increased precipitation associated with climate change are increasing the frequency and severity of coastal, riverine, and urban flood hazards. Compounding this issue, historic buildings located on sites that are susceptible to flooding often also contain numerous vulnerabilities to heighten the risk of substantial flood-related damage. However, conventional flood mitigation measures ... Read more

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October 2020

Contemporary Photographic Documentation of America’s Historic Architecture

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

(Photo: Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Amphitheater) The National Park Service’s Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS/HAER/HALS) will be delivering a presentation discussing their photographic practices for recording historic structures across this nation. There will be a dialogue on the program’s traditional method of utilizing large format analog photography to produce highly detailed archival products. Accompanying this discussion ... Read more

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Trivia Night with AIA|DC

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA|DC and the DC Preservation League for a virtual architecture trivia night! We'll have questions about history, local buildings, and more. We'll be recognizing an individual winner as well as two firm winners - one for highest average score and one for highest combined score. REGISTER HERE (This event is free and open to ... Read more

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