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The Catholic University of America (CUA) did not yet exist during the time of the Civil War. However, the land that would eventually house CUA and the surrounding Brookland community experienced some of the war’s bitterness. On the northern end of the present CUA campus behind Marist Hall, on a knoll covered with trees lies the remains of the Civil War era Fort Slemmer, part of the northern flank of a system of fortifications to defend the nation’s capital from Confederate attack.
Greetings: The DC Historic Preservation Office recently received and filed for hearing one historic district nomination:
Proposed Kingman Park Historic District – Case 16-19 - ANC 5D, 6A and 7D
- nominated by Kingman Park Civic Association
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.