Preservation and Historic Resources

American Planning Association

Atlas of Early Capitol Hill – by Brian Kraft

Oral History Map – by Brian Kraft
The intention is to collect and better organize online histories and make them more accessible to the public. Use the black button on the right side of the map to open the map in a new tab. Zoom and pan around the map. Click a point to get a pop-up, then click the link to the online oral history. The oral history might be a transcript, video, or audio recording. For more information, visit Brian Kraft’s Visualizing DC History: Making and Mapping Historical Data

Back in Time DDOT
Contains more than 2,000 images and is a comprehensive database of transportation-related photographs and other materials dating back to the early 1900s.

Bytes of Historyby Sandy Schmidt
Provides access to documents describing the social history of Washington focusing primarily on the 19th and early 20th centuries. Special emphasis is given to the men and women of the Metropolitan Police Department and the many interesting stories of those interred in Washington cemeteries.

DC Preservation League

DC Public Library
Free on-line searches of Washington Post 1877- 1997 and 1987- present, on the DC Public Library website. Library card number needed.

Historic Preservation Office (DC Gov)

The Capitol Hill Historic District Brochure developed by CHRS and DC Preservation League in consultation with the DC HPO. Also, the Capitol Hill Prospectus 1967 Part 1  and Part2 which laid the foundation for the Capitol Hill Historic District

The DC Historic Alley Buildings Survery (2014)

History Quest  DC Office of Planning
An interactive GIS map that provides historical data on approximately 127,000 extant buildings in Washington, DC

LÉnfant Trust

Library of Congress

National Archives (Gov)
Washingtoniana Room at Martin Luther King Memorial Library
901 G Street NW, 202-727-1213
Community Archivist 202-727-2272.

National Park Service (NPS)

NPS – Technical Preservation Services

NPS – How to Preserve Historic Properties

Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation & Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings  is a set of official guidelines on how to make changes to improve energy efficiency and preserve the character of historic buildings.

National Trust for Historic Preservation