DC Preservation League

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The DC Preservation League (DCPL) is Washington’s only citywide nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic resources of our nation’s capital. Since its founding in 1971 as Don’t Tear It Down, DCPL has helped preserve more than 175 individual landmarks and countless properties in historic districts across the city beginning with preventing the demolition of the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Other notable successes for the organization include pursuing landmark nominations for the Warner Theatre, the Woodward and Lothrop building on F Street, NW, the Hecht Company Warehouse on New York Avenue, NE, and the landmark designation of the L’Enfant Plan for the City of Washington. DCPL also pursued designation of the Uline Arena (Washington Coliseum) which was listed in the DC Inventory of Historic Sites in 2006.

Board of Trustees079

Edward D. Dunson, AIA,
Howard University, School of Architecture

Vice President
John Sandor
National Park Service

Kate M. Olson
Greenstein, Delorme & Luchs PC

M. Laura Vowell
US Bank Community Development Corporation

Fay Armstrong
Historic Mount Pleasant

Howard Berger
MNCPPC – Prince George’s County

Sean C. Cahill
Property Group Partners

Melissa Cohen, AIA, LEED AP

John DeFerrari
Independent Historical Researcher

Scott P. DeMartino
Bryan Cave LLP

Hany Hassan, FAIA
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP

Gerard Heiber, LEED AP BD+C
SIGAL Construction Corporation

Steve Houff
Forrester Construction Company

Donald Beekman Myer, FAIA

Andrew Rollman, AIA, LEED AP
SmithGroup JJR

D. Peter Sefton

Chuck Wagner
Wagner Roofing

Juliet Zucker
Long & Foster


Membership Information

The DC Preservation League is a non-profit, member-supported organization. Funds raised through membership and sponsorships are utilized to produce DCPL’s annual educational programming, including walking tours, lectures, and workshops and to support DCPL’s advocacy efforts.

In addition to tangible benefits such as discounted tours and invitations to member-only events, DCPL membership provides the ability to participate on committees that chart the course of DCPL’s advocacy and education programs. It also provides members with the opportunity to meet others concerned with Washington’s built environment and network with preservation, legal and real estate professionals. Business members receive the added benefit of exposure through our online business member page, and marketing opportunities though special events or in our e-newsletter.

Join today and help DCPL continue its mission of preserving and enhancing Washington’s past for current and future generations to enjoy.

For membership information, log into www.dcpreservation.org/membership/ (OR…we can just hotlink membership for individual, business, etc.

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