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These eight houses, built in 1964 at the height of the steep incline of Hillcrest Drive SE, have exceptional views northeast to a ring of hills that once supported several of the city's Civil War defenses. Hillcrest Drive, more of a meandering…

Unlike other neighborhoods along the Connecticut Avenue corridor (e.g. Cleveland Park and Chevy Chase) that were planned and developed by one or more large-scale developers, Forest Hills was not. The winding roads and undulating topography of the…

Leon Brown and Thomas W.D. Wright were both accomplished architects when they established their partnership together in 1952. In 1947, while maintaining a solo practice, Brown began teaching at Howard University School of Architecture, becoming the…

This group of eleven Modern Chevy Chase houses, each on its own separate lot, are clustered together around a block-long stretch of 28th Street NW between Nebraska Avenue and Rittenhouse Street NW. Although the houses are all based upon a similar…

Eastern High School, located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood on the 1700 block of East Capitol Street NE, was constructed between 1921 and 1923 and designed by Municipal Architect Snowden Ashford in the Collegiate Gothic style. Albert Harris,…

Custom-designed Modern houses in the District can often be found clustered in areas of the city that were hard to access before the automobile age. Early 20th century developers who built the city's residential suburbs and filled the lots with…

DC Historic Sites

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 advocate dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of the historic resources of our nation's capital.

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