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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?

THE DC COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

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

On October 27th, CPHS hosted a virtual discussion with DC Council member Mary Cheh, ANC Commissioner Nancy MacWood, and former HPRB and Zoning chair Tersh Boasberg about the proposed DC Comprehensive Plan and amendments.  It was a robust discussion, and we thank everyone who joined us!

If you missed the event, you can watch it here (Part 1) and here (Part 2)

UPDATE: Closure of Uptown Theater

UPDATE as of 11/6/2020: The DC Preservation League and the Cleveland Park Historical Society have filed with the Historic Preservation Office a nomination to grant the Uptown Theater historic landmark status.  The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will consider the nomination in the near future. Read the nomination here.

In March, AMC Theatres terminated its relationship with the Uptown Theater. At the moment, we know of no specific plans for the future of Cleveland Park’s historic theater, but we will keep you posted on what we are able to learn.  For an article in the Washington Post about this news, go to this link.   To read about the history of our Historic District’s most iconic structure, go to this link.

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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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ARC Agenda for December 14th Meeting

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, December 14, 2020 Meeting to be conducted via Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82990501338 AGENDA (start times are
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ARC Report for November 2020

Monday, November 9, 2020 ARC Members attending:   Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Stefan Hurray, Phil Eagleburger, Ana Evans, Lois Orr, Danny Ince (present for Washington International School
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ARC Agenda for November 9, 2020

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, November 9, 2020 Meeting to be conducted via Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83250979841 7:30 pm Washington
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ARC Report for October 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020 ARC Members attending:   Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Stefan Hurray, Phil Eagleburger, Ana Evans, Lois Orr, Anne Weir, Tina Mead, Win Brown, and David Kay. Also attending
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Everyone is welcome to join CPHS! Click here to join or renew securely online

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE INFO

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.

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