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Historic Landmark Nomination Received and Filed for Hearing

Greetings:   The DC Historic Preservation Office recently received and filed for hearing one historic landmark nomination:

 

Case 17-07   Folger Shakespeare Library amendment – 201 East Capitol Street SE - ANC 6B

                        - nominated by DC Preservation League

 

  

"Saving Washington" at N-YHS March 08, 2017 - July 30, 2017

First Lady Dolley Madison is often remembered as a hostess who saved the White House portrait of George Washington from British vandalism during the War of 1812. But in fact, she was the most influential woman in America during the nation’s formative years—a national, almost mythic figure. Even more, she was a powerful force during a time when women were excluded from affairs of state.

Old Georgetown Board - Preliminary List of Submissions for April 6, 2017

Greetings:  The preliminary list of submissions in the Georgetown Historic District received that may be considered at the next meeting of the Old Georgetown Board, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts on April 6, 2017 may be found at the following web page: http://planning.dc.gov/node/1127097 .   The draft agenda will be posted on Monday afternoon, April 3 before the meeting on the Commission of Fine Arts website,   http://tinyurl.com/jlb2mqu  .

Comprehensive Plan Reaches Key Milestone: District Begins Accepting Formal Amendment Proposals

WASHINGTON, DC) – Over the past year, the DC Office of Planning has led an array of activities to engage residents in [PLAN]DC, a citywide initiative to amend the District’s Comprehensive Plan.  Unprecedented public outreach has ranged from expert panels and industry roundtables in the community to social events, temporary design projects, and town hall meetings.

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