Posts Tagged historic preservation

Anacostia needs to learn some lessons… Capitol Hill Historic District Amendment-Expansion Nomination on the books.

Boschke _ Uniontown _ 1861For those that have formed organizations in advocacy of “Historic Preservation” and spoken on expanding Anacostia’s boundaries … Capitol Hill is already doing it. HPO and the city has requirements. You can’t wish on it. It takes research, documentation and procedural awareness.

Homes from the 1880s just up from 16th & W already gone. Harambe House gone. Old Barry Farm — the Freedmen’s Bureau Barry Farm — not protected.

Capitol Hill Historic District Amendment-Expansion Nomination

 Monday, December 29, 2014
Case 15-01

A nomination to expand the Capitol Hill Historic District boundaries to include all of Squares 753 and 778 and portions of  Squares 752 and 777 was filed by the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6C in December 2014.

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The L’Enfant Trust holds Open House at 1347 Maple View Place SE, Mon., October 13; 11:00 AM

All are welcome, bring your kids!

1347 Maple View

1347 Maple View Place is a long vacant, two-story,  Queen-Anne style house in the Anacostia Historic District on the verge of collapse.  According to the land records, including historic maps, 1347 Maple View Place was built between 1887 and 1894 by Henry A. Griswold who was President of the Anacostia & Potomac River Railway Company, which he chartered in 1872. Griswold was a resident and landowner in Anacostia and in 1879 he subdivided some of the property for residential development. This tract was referred to as “Griswold’s Addition.

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