Historic Designation Q&A

By Historic Designation Committee, hd@burleith.org

Based on attendance at the June 16 town hall meeting, conversations at our information table at the summer picnic two days later, and a flurry of emails and calls, Burleith residents are very interested in knowing what historic designation could mean for their properties and the neighborhood.

We’ve posted on the Exploring Historic Designation webpage our responses to the questions raised at and after the meeting and picnic, organized by topic (Historic Designation Committee, nomination process, permits and approvals, and financial considerations). Similar questions were combined and edited. All answers were reviewed by Kim Williams, an architectural historian and the DC Office of Planning’s National Register Coordinator. We encourage you read the Q&As and the wealth of information on our webpage and to check back for updates. (Please note that we are still in the exploration phase; there will be at least one more town hall meeting this fall, so we urge you to attend.)

Click here for a transcription of the article. Source: box 12, Scrapbook: Articles, 1927–1940, Shannon & Luchs Archive, American University Archives and Special Collections.

Click here for a transcription of the article. Source: box 12, Scrapbook: Articles, 1927–1940, Shannon & Luchs Archive, American University Archives and Special Collections.

If you would like to get involved, please email us at hd@burleith.org.

If you’d like to make a financial contribution to help cover historical research and community education expenses as the exploration process proceeds, please make a tax-deductible donation through the Burleith Community Fund. To make an online donation via credit card (or PayPal account), go to our webpage and click on the Donate button. To donate by check, download the donation form, fill in the required information, and mail to the address on the form. Make checks payable to the Burleith Community Fund with "historic designation exploration" in the memo line.

Excerpt from a 1956 memo from Shannon & Luchs to ad agency henry j. kaufman & associates. Source: Box 17, Folder 10, Shannon & Luchs Archive, American University Archives and Special Collections.

Excerpt from a 1956 memo from Shannon & Luchs to ad agency henry j. kaufman & associates. Source: Box 17, Folder 10, Shannon & Luchs Archive, American University Archives and Special Collections.