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!

Planning Work on your Cleveland Park Historic District property?

Don’t “UPFLUM” the Uptown!

The Uptown Theater has never been at greater risk, because the DC Council is about to consider changes to the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) for the historic Uptown block on Connecticut Avenue.  If passed, the FLUM changes will make it more likely that Washington DC’s iconic movie palace will never return as a theater and instead could be converted into a 9-story, dense mixed-use development.  The Uptown’s owner, presumably hoping that the DC Council changes the FLUM, has delayed the Uptown’s landmark nomination, thus endangering the Uptown further.

Don’t let them upFLUM the Uptown!
Timing is critical, because the Council is taking up the FLUM changes in the immediate future.

PLEASE WRITE NOW to the DC Council and ask them to REJECT FLUM Amendment No. 2123, and keep the current FLUM designation for the historic Uptown’s 3400 Connecticut Ave. block.

Email the DC Council at cow@DCcouncil.us

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For more information about the DC Council, at large Council members and your ward Council Member, please see:  https://dccouncil.us/councilmembers/

The DC Office of Planning (OP) has proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map which guide future zoning and land use decisions. The amendments have the potential to forever change our historic district.  READ THE CPHS STATEMENT HERE

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ARC Agenda for April 12th, 2021

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, April 12, 2021 Meeting to be conducted via Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84589341220 AGENDA 7:30 pm 3056
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ARC Report for February 2021

Monday, February 8, 2021 ARC Members attending:   Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Stefan Hurray, Phil Eagleburger, Ana Evans, Lois Orr, Danny Ince, Tina Mead, Win Brown, David Kay, and Anne Weir. Also
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ARC Report for December 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020 ARC Members attending:   Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Stefan Hurray, Phil Eagleburger, Ana Evans, Lois Orr, Danny Ince, Tina Mead, Win Brown, and Anne Weir. Also attending
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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.