Cleveland Park is a National Register Historic District in Washington, D.C. The neighborhood developed as a “streetcar suburb” of Washington from the 1890s and contains a remarkable variety of architecture as well as designed and natural landscapes from the 18th to 20th centuries.

Cleveland Park became a National Register Historic District in 1987. Download the nomination here (text) and here (pictures). The DC Historic Preservation Office’s brochure about Cleveland Park gives an excellent overview of Cleveland Park’s history.

The Cleveland Park Historical Society (CPHS) is the neighborhood’s historic preservation and local history organization, working to preserve our legacy of architectural and landscape design. Everyone is welcome to become a member!

The Uptown Theater – Recent News

According to DC Urban Turf, the owners of the Uptown Theater are in early talks with Landmark Theaters to operate Cleveland Park’s iconic movie theater.  CPHS’s Save the Uptown committee has been engaged since March 2020 in an effort to preserve this centerpiece of our historic commercial district. We are hopeful that the talks continue in a positive direction. Stay tuned!

DC’s 2025 Historic Preservation Plan

Interested in learning about the city’s plans and priorities for historic preservation over the next five years?

The Cleveland Park Historical Society recently hosted a presentation on the 2025 DC Historic Preservation Plan.  David Maloney, State Historic Preservation Officer in the DC Office of Planning, shared the presentation and answered questions.

The event was recorded and may be seen here.

In addition, the Office of Planning is seeking your input via a survey on DC historic preservation.  To take the survey, click on 2025 Historic Preservation Survey.

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ARC Report for June 2021

June 14, 2021 ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Stefan Hurray, Phil Eagleburger, Danny Ince, Win Brown, Anne Weir, and David Kay. Also attending were Rick Nash, President, Cleveland
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ARC Agenda for June 14, 2021 Meeting

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, June 14, 2021 Meeting to be conducted via Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88599536034 AGENDA 7:30 pm 3617
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Become a Member

Everyone is welcome to join CPHS! Click here to join or renew securely online


Read about historic preservation review procedures and get all the contact info you need on this page.

For questions about the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) or to request a place on the next ARC meeting agenda,
email CPHS staff..

For ARC reports and agendas, see links below.