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Recent Content

The Archivist’s Nook: A Few Leaves from D.C. St. Rose’s on Pearl Harbor Day

D.C.'s St. Rose’s Technical School records at Catholic U. contain a gem of an artifact related to the blending of Catholicism and Americanism in youth culture that is a fitting offering for Pearl Harbor Day. St. Rose’s was established in 1868 for female orphans. After 1895 it was incorporated as school for female students over 14 years of age to learn trades considered suitable for women at the time, namely, sewing, dressmaking, and practical housekeeping.

Raze Applications Filed at DCRA: November 10 - December 5, 2016

Greetings: This report is also posted on our website at http://tinyurl.com/h9nn5nf  . See Attachments: Raze Permit Report – December 7, 2016.



The following raze applications were filed at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) between November 10 and December 5, 2016:


ANC               Address                                            


1A               1313 Irving Street NW (brick garage)


Office of Public Records/DC Archives *closed for walk-in research* December 8, 2016

Please be aware that due to construction, the Office of Public Records/DC Archives will be closed for walk-in research this Thursday, December 8, 2016. 

Additionally, because construction schedules are never neat and tidy, we might be closed next Tuesday and/or Thursday. Please call before coming to find out if we are open.

For other research, we are scheduling appointments, but ask that you bear with the dust and possible limitations on appointment availability.

HPRB ACTIONS - November 17 and December 1, 2016

Greetings - Document related to this meeting are posted on the HPO website at:  http://planning.dc.gov/node/1198317

Archived video of each case is accessible on the HPO website at:     http://planning.dc.gov/node/905322 (Please adjust the calendar to the date of the hearing)



November 17 and December 1, 2016