Historic Tenleytown - Subdivisions and Neighborhoods


Following are links to organizations, libraries and citizens’ groups that may provide additional information.

Historic Districts Coalition New organization (2005) designed to foster communication among and awareness of topics of common concern to Historic Districts, Historical Societies and others interested in Washington, DC History.

Historic Washington Architecture An email forum designed for people interested in or involved with the history and preservation of Washington, DC. Discussion is encouraged on a wide range of issues relating to preservation of the historic fabric of the city. Posting include information on local and national conferences, tours, classes and other events.

Kiplinger Research Library, Historical Society of Washington Library contains books, photographs, maps, etc. pertaining to the history of Washington, DC. Historical Society sponsors walking tours of the city, lectures, and workshops.

National Historic Preservation Act The goal of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), which established the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in 1966, is to have Federal agencies act as responsible stewards of our Nation's resources when their actions affect historic properties. The requirement of a review to mitigate adverse affects of new uses of historic land by the federal government is provided under Section 106 of NHPA.

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent Federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our Nation's historic resources, and advises the President and the Congress on national historic preservation policy. ACHP is the only entity with the legal responsibility to encourage Federal agencies to factor historic preservation into Federal project requirements. An Executive Committee governs agency operation including oversight of the most prominent National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 cases.

DC Archives The District of Columbia Archives holds historical and permanently valuable records of the DC Government such as birth and death records, wills, land records, and marriage records. To make an appointment, call (202) 671-1105.

DC Historic Preservation Office Click on 'Historic Preservation' under Services.
The DC office responsible for preservation planning, establishing preservation guidelines and standards (available on their website), and review of applications for historic designation and alterations to designated properties. Serves as staff for the Historic Preservation Review Board and State Historic Preservation Officer.

DC Recorder of Deeds Register to search online land records back to August 1921.

Washingtoniana Collection Martin Luther King Branch, DC Public Libraries Materials relating to the history and growth of Washington, DC including books, municipal reports, maps, microfilmed newspapers, building permits, and more.

Montgomery County Historical Society Library contains maps, family records and other material relating to the history of Tenleytown and its environs.

Cleveland Park Historical Society Founded in 1985 to foster interest in the history of Cleveland Park and to preserve its architectural heritage.

Fort Reno/Circle Forts National Park Service site on Civil War defenses, including map and links to Forts including Forts Reno, Bayard and Gaines.

The Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C. Direct link to Fort Reno History on National Park Service site.

Grant Road Historic District 

The Methodist Cemetery 

Friends of Peirce Mill Established as a non-profit corporation in 1997 with the goal of restoring Peirce Mill, the last remaining 19th century gristmill in the District of Columbia located in Rock Creek Park. The historic renovation project has been completed and the mill is operative.

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E Elected body representing American University Park, Friendship Heights and Tenleytown.

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