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Raze applications received by DC HPO


Raze permit applications recently submitted to the Historic Preservation Office for an administrative clearance are filed on the HPO website at the following abbreviated URL:     http://tinyurl.com/3erfa7y under "Related Documents".       HPO provides this general public announcement because of the frequent neighborhood interest in raze applications.

 Addresses included in this report:

1801 (and 1803) 6th Street NW  (ANC 6E) – rowhouse dwelling(s)

District of Columbia Building Height Timeline



Regulation of building heights in Washington dates back to the earliest days of the city—George Washington issued the first regulations in 1791, on Thomas Jefferson’s advice. Washington and Jefferson each temporarily suspended the regulations.....

Matthew Gilmore

Editor, H-DC