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Internship Opportunity

The Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Studies at the George Washington University Museum is home to rare books, maps, prints, and other documents chronicling the history of Washington, D.C. and the surrounding region. This summer, the Center is embarking on a project to make its holdings searchable online to facilitate researcher and public use. This is a great opportunity for students to learn basic library, archival, and collections skills in a vibrant museum setting.

Interns will gain experience with:

Raze applications received by HPO 04 20 2015



Raze permit applications recently submitted to the Historic Preservation Office for an administrative clearance are filed on the HPO website at:  http://planning.dc.gov/node/958402     under "Attachments" see April 20 2015 entry.   HPO provides this general public announcement because of the frequent neighborhood interest in raze applications.


Addresses included in this report:


6825 Georgia Avenue NW (ANC 4B) –  four story hotel


Mayor's Agent Hearing - May 18 2015 (2501 1st Street NW - McMillan Park Reservoir)






Public notice is hereby given that the Mayor’s Agent will hold a public hearing on an application affecting property subject to the Historic Landmark and Historic District Protection Act of 1978.  Interested parties may appear and testify on behalf of, or in opposition to, the application.  The hearing will be held at 1100 4th Street SW, Room 4302.


Hearing Date:    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

Case Number:   H.P.A. 15-133

HPRB Agenda and Consent Calendar - April 23 and 30 2015


The Agenda along with staff reports for the February 26 portion of this two-day hearing are currently posted on the HPO website at:   http://planning.dc.gov/node/1043742

Please Note: Staff reports for two April 30 hearings will be posted to the website no later than Monday, April 20. They are:

Historic Landmark - Spring Valley Shopping Center, 4820 Massachusetts Avenue NW, HPA 15-252, concept/new construction of two-story retail and office building