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Call for Reviewers--Washington History

As part of its commitment to broad dissemination of scholarship on the history of Washington, D.C., the semiannual Washington History publishes reviews of books, exhibits, films, and blogs. We are currently seeking reviewers to add to our list. If you would like to be considered, please email Review Editor Maria Mazzenga with the following information:

• A copy of your CV with current contact information

• A list of your areas of relevant interest and expertise

• A sample review of a history book, film, or review

Historic Landmark Nomination Received and Filed by HPO

Greetings:   The DC Historic Preservation Office recently received and filed for hearing one historic landmark nomination:

501   I Street SW - Hawthorne School - Southeastern University Case 14-18 - ANC 6D

               -nominated by Southwest Neighborhood Assembly

Public hearings for nominations will be scheduled by the Historic Preservation Review Board as their calendar permits under the authority of the Historic Landmark and Historic District Protection Act of 1978.   The nominations are posted on the HPO website at:

HPRB Live Video Webcast July 24 2014

Greetings:   Tomorrow's HPRB hearing will be webcast live at 9:00 am. Citizens may view the hearing through this abbreviated URL: http://tinyurl.com/44u8rq8      Please select "View Live Video".

The agenda and staff reports are accessible on our website at:  http://tinyurl.com/q7lebed



Please Note:  The following July 24, 2014 cases are now withdrawn from the Agenda:


Anacostia Historic District