Historic Chevy Chase DC
HCCDC is celebrating its 30th year as a nonprofit historical society conducting research and documenting the history, design architecture, landscape, streetscape and development of Chevy Chase DC, a lovely circa-1907 community in Northwest Washington DC.
We have captured more than 32 oral histories of our residents, conducted a rigorous research study of the community’s desire for a Historic District, organize history-related talks and events and conduct a popular Historic Walking Tour every September, among many other activities. We welcome your involvement and interest!
Listen to a recording of the June 9 event here . The third and final Zoom discussion on HCCDC’s “Planning Our Future” series, held on June 9, is now available on YouTube. The discussion about the affordable housing crisis facing Washington DC — and in particular Ward 3 — featured experts on all sides of …
Last month in Chevy Chase DC a quiet bidding war ensued. A house had gone on the market that represented a bygone era — the oldest standing farmhouse, circa 1862.
Third Program in “Planning Our Future” Series Airs June 9
Oral histories of eight descendants of Chevy Chase DC’s Broad Branch Community of Black landowners evicted in the 1920s are now being conducted by college students as part of an academic-community partnership between HCCDC and the University of the District of Columbia. The histories, to be documented on this website, are the first phase of …
NEW! Read about the latest intrigues of Chevy Chase DC’s past in Cate Toups Atkinson’s most recent blog post. Reach her at email@example.com
The house at the corner of Chevy Chase Parkway and McKinley Street has long been a curiosity for its unusual architecture. But few today recall that it actually produced a Hollywood star.
HCCDC’s initiative to recognize the history of Black landowners forced out in 1928 to create Lafayette Park includes a plan to rename the park to Lafayette-Pointer Park. The letter above was written in 1829 by George Pointer, a slave who bought his own freedom at age 17 and whose descendants settled on Broad Branch.
HCCDC’s online archives hold a growing collection of social and architectural histories of Chevy Chase DC houses, including Pam and Carl Lankowski’s 1919 kit house on McKinley Street.
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