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Recent Content

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC - presentation & online launch

Please join us for the online launch of Mapping Segregation in Washington DC!

This public history project is using GIS mapping software to document the historic segregation of DC's housing, schools, recreation facilities, and other public venues. The project's new online story map reveals how much of DC's housing---especially in Northwest neighborhoods east of Rock Creek Park---was racially restricted.

HPRB Agenda and Consent Calendar - May 28 and June 4, 2015

The Agenda along with staff reports for the two-day hearing are currently posted on the HPO website at:   http://planning.dc.gov/node/1059912


Please Note:  The staff report for the following Consent Calendar case will post to the website on Wednesday, May 27.



E.         732 7th Street SE, HPA 15-367, permit/raze





May 28 and June 4, 2015


Raze applications received by HPO - May 21, 2015



Raze permit applications recently submitted to the Historic Preservation Office for clearance are filed on the HPO website at:  http://planning.dc.gov/node/958402    (see May 21 2015 entry under "Attachments"). HPO provides this announcement to supplement the required public notice of these applications.


Addresses included in this report:


1928 Naylor Road SE (ANC 8A) –  two story frame dwelling


5103 Cathedral Avenue NW (ANC 3D) –   one story frame dwelling

Re: Public Forum on the New DC Archives - May 21, 2015, 6:00pm

[Please note that this is a slightly updated announcement from the one that we emailed last week. While Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, may attend the event, he will not be on the panel. The final list of panelists is still being worked out by the Office of the Secretary of DC. Please check the Friends of the DC Archives website for updates. Many thanks, and apologies for the repeated postings. On behalf of the Friends of the DC Archives: Katja]

The Bowser Administration and Secretary of DC Lauren Vaughan Will Host a Public Forum on the New DC Archives