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!
On May 18th, the DC Council passed the Comprehensive Plan. See the Council’s press release here.
The fate of the Uptown Theater remains uncertain. The Historic Preservation Office has put our co-sponsored landmark application on hold at the request of the owner. Please contact your ANC commissioner to ask what they are doing to preserve this “crown jewel” of our neighborhood.
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.
The CPHS Annual Meeting took place on June 27th. Many members joined us virtually! New board members were elected, and the 2021-2022 Officers were announced. See below for details.
We also had
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
Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee
Monday, June 14, 2021
Meeting to be conducted via Zoom
CPHS Architectural Review Committee Meeting
Monday, May 10, 2021
ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Stefan Hurray, Phil Eagleburger, Ana Evans, Danny Ince, Win Brown and David
Everyone is welcome to join CPHS! Click here to join or renew securely online
Cleveland Park Historical Society
P.O. Box 4862
Washington DC 20008
Line art in our site header is by the late architect John Weibenson for CPHS.
Powerful poster art by long-time Cleveland Park resident Lou Stovall will be featured at this terrific exhibition. Check It out!𝘞𝘏𝘈𝘛’𝘚 𝘎𝘖𝘐𝘕𝘎 𝘈𝘙𝘖𝘜𝘕𝘋 𝘓𝘰𝘶 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘭 & 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳, 1967-1976 will be on view at HEMPHILL June 12 - July 17.
Lloyd McNeill and Lou Stovall collaborated on this poster advertisement for Howard University in 1968.
Lloyd McNeill, Lou Stovall
Towards a Black University Conference
multiple color silk screen on paper
23”x 35" ... See MoreSee Less
Powerful... Lou Stovall is a fabulous artist!