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Tudor Place Remembers Austin Kiplinger, 1918-2015, Champion of D.C. History

This is a charmed place. It just raises your spirits whenever you’re here. And I feel that way and I have felt that way for many years and I’m continuously reminded that there is a continuity in life, and the more we know about it, the better we can cope with changes that are coming…

OBIT: Austin Kiplinger, Journalist, Publisher, Philanthropist: 1918-2015


The board and staff of Tudor Place mourn the loss of Trustee Emeritus Austin H. Kiplinger, known as “Kip,” who died November 20 at age 97. His passing leaves a void among lovers of D.C. history. His enthusiasm for preservation and gleanings from our shared past will be sorely missed.

HPRB LIve Video Webcast - November 19, 2015

Greetings:   Tomorrow's HPRB hearing will be webcast live at 9:00 AM. Please Citizens may view the hearing at this URL:   http://planning.dc.gov/node/568302  Please select "View Live Video".


The agenda and staff reports are accessible on our website at  http://planning.dc.gov/node/1122047 .  The Final Agenda/Consent Calendar is also copied below.





November 19, 2015


Historic Landmark Nominations Received and Filed for Hearing

Greetings:   The DC Historic Preservation Office recently received and filed for hearing seven (7) historic landmark nominations:


3801 Nebraska Avenue NW – Mount Vernon Seminary for Girls – Case 15-22 – ANC 3D

Nominated by  General Services Administration (GSA)


1200 Jefferson Drive SW – US Department of Agriculture Administration Building (Boundary Increases) – Case 15-23  - ANC 2C

                                Nominated by General Services Administration (GSA)