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Call Number/Catalog Number DCHPO
Title D.C. Historic Preservation Office (DC HPO) Historical, Architectural and Cultural Resources Surveys
Collection D.C. Historic Preservation Office (DC HPO) Historical, Architectural and Cu
Object Name Field documentation
Description This collection consists of three surveys: Blacks in the Arts (1988), Blagden Alley/Naylor Court (1989) and Downtown (1979).

The Blacks in the Arts survey documented buildings associated with the unique atmosphere in which DC black artists lived and worked in the post-civil war era and during segregation within today's Shaw neighborhood in Northwest DC. The intent was to document and preserve this historical information and to identify buildings which meet the National Register evaluation criteria.

The Blagden Alley/Naylor Court survey documented buildings and dwellings located in Naylor Court and Blagden Alley (Squares 0367 and 0368, respectively) in downtown DC with the intent to assess its historical significance and how historic district designation would impact planning and development.

The Downtown Survey, conducted by Don't Tear it Down, was a major survey of downtown Washington, DC with the goal of identifying the architectural and historic resources of "old downtown" and to incorporating these findings into redevelopment plans in an attempt to preserve the unique characteristics of the nation's capital for future generations.
Subjects African Americans -- Recreation -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
African American -- Washington (D.C.)
African American art--Washington (D.C.)
African Americans 19th century 19th century
African Americans Civil rights History 20th century. 20th century.
Buildings--Washington (D.C.)--Conservation and restoration.
Historic districts--Washington (D.C.)--Conservation and restoration.
Historic preservation -- Washington (D.C.)
neigborhood histories
Neighborhoods--Washington (D.C.)--History
African Americans
Surveying -- Washington (D.C.)
African Americans -- Housing -- Washington (D.C.)
Archaeology Washington (D.C.)
Architects -- Washington (D.C.)
Architectural elements--Washington (D.C.)--1920-1970.
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Washington (D.C.)
Architecture and society--United States--History--19th century.
Architecture and society--United States--History--20th century.
Architecture Conservation and restoration Washington (D.C.)
Architecture history District of Columbia.
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) Historic buildings.
Washington (D.C.) Historic houses, etc.
City planning--Washington (D.C.)--History
Washington (D.C.) Buildings, structures, etc. Buildings, structures, etc.
Search Terms Blagden Alley
Naylor Court
Admin/Biographical History The Historic Preservation Office (HPO) promotes stewardship of the District of Columbia's historic and cultural resources through planning, protection and public education. HPO is part of the Office of Planning and serves as the staff to the Historic Preservation Review Board and Mayor's Agent for historic preservation. HPO implements federal historic preservation programs as the State Historic Preservation Office for the District of Columbia.

HPO duties include historic preservation planning, survey and identification of historic properties, public education, preservation review of government projects, and promotion of federal preservation tax incentives.
Archival History The Historical Society maintains high resolution digital files of the entire collection; the original material was returned to and remains the physical custody of DCHPO.
Extent 3 cubic ft. (6 containers)
Level of description Fonds
Relation Show Related Records...
Child Records DCHPO BIA
DCHPO Downtown