DC Historic Sites

A project by DC Preservation League

DC Historic Sites is based on the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, the city's official list of properties deemed worthy of recognition and protection for their contribution to the cultural heritage of the city, the nation’s capital, and the nation. DC Historic Sites was developed by the DC Preservation League, Washington's only citywide nonprofit dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of the historic resources of our nation's capital.

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The Brookland Bowling Alleys was constructed in 1938-1939 for the Brookland Recreation Center, Inc. to accommodate lanes for duckpin bowling. The building’s designer was William Edward St. Cyr…

The B.F. Saul Building, constructed in 1924 at 925 15th Street NW, is a five-story, Classical Revival style building designed by notable local architect George N. Ray for the B.F. Saul Company, a…

Constructed facing McPherson Square in 1917, the Davidson Building, designed by prominent local architect B. Stanley Simmons, is a representative example of a large scale private office development.…

Located in the Brightwood neighborhood, the Jost-Kuhn house was constructed in 1859 on a 24-acre tract. The Jost-Kuhn house is a two-story brick house and is an excellent and intact example of a…