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Upcoming Programs: George Washington in Fine Art and Capital Streetcars

D.C. Mondays at the Museum welcomes you to the weekly series of lunchtime programs with fellow D.C. history buffs, historians, students and faculty! D.C. Mondays takes place at The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum every Monday during the academic year. Bring your lunch and enjoy a D.C.-centered lecture, gallery talk, film screening, or discussion. 

November 28, 12 noon

DC HPO launches GIS-based web map

The D.C. Historic Preservation Office announces the launch of HistoryQuest DC, a GIS-based web map that provides historical data on approximately 127,000 extant buildings in Washington, D.C.  The historic data is easily retrievable and can be queried and mapped, providing a new tool for illustrating the city’s building history and patterns of urban development. 

Additional information and a link to the map are posted on the website at:   http://planning.dc.gov/node/1203082

Revised HPRB Agenda - December 1, 2016

Greetings:  One case dropped from  Thursday’s  schedule resulting in a new start time of 10 am.   


The following case will not be heard:



9.  2200 P Street NW, HPA 17-009, concept/relocation and renovation of landmark gas  station, and construction of nine-story addition  [deferred at request of the applicant]