Posts Tagged ‘Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB)’

Next Time You’re in Kalorama Park, Think of Hortense Prout

To most joggers and dog walkers in Kalorama Park, there's little evidence of a sprawling 150-year-old plantation that once covered the three-acre site. But that might change: Yesterday, the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board voted to grant the site landmark status, giving it more protections and higher visibility as a piece of slavery history.
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In the Battle of Barney Circle, Could There be a Middle Ground?

Despite the work of a dedicated preservationist contingent in the tiny southeast neighborhood of Barney Circle, it just wasn't in the cards for the Historic Preservation Review Board to designate the area an historic district on June 24.

This house has been conserved, not preserved–and it still looks good (San Jacinto Neighborhood Association).

Housing Complex covered the [...]

Anything Worth Saving Here?: H St. Rowhouses Edition

The battle over the Third Church of Christ, Scientist is finally over. But the supply of ridiculous preservation stories in D.C. is eternal. Here is the first tale in what we hope will become a series about the fights some people choose to wage.
The Spot: "Meads Row" 1305, 1307, 1309, 1311 H Street NE.
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