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!
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!
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
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.
CPHS is excited by recent reports that the Uptown may reopen! Per DCUrbanTurf, Landmark Theaters is in early talks with the owners of the Uptown. Since the closure of the theater in March 2020, CPHS’s committee to save the Uptown has engaged with the owners and others in an effort to bring back DC’s iconic movie palace and the centerpiece of Cleveland Park’s historic commercial district. Stay tuned! dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/landmark-theaters-in-talks-to-reopen-uptown-theater/18690 ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome back, new and improved John Eaton Elementary! We miss the old sign - it was unique and welcoming, just like Eaton. ... See MoreSee Less
As an Eaton parent, I also really miss the old sign!