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National historic marker day - April 29, 2022

A new tradition - National historic marker day - April 29, 2022


Washington lacks an official historic marker program such as London’s blue plaques. However plaques (often called tablets) have been placed in Washington since 1913:

Permanent Committee for Marking Points of Historic Interest

Preliminary List of Submissions for Old Georgetown Board - May 5, 2022

Greetings: The preliminary list of submissions in the Georgetown Historic District that may be considered at the next meeting of the Old Georgetown Board, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts on May 5, 2022 may be found at the following web page: http://planning.dc.gov/node/1127097 .