Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tour a DC Historic Church and Nominate Other Endangered Landmarks

The DC Preservation League is conducting a tour of the historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. This significant property was on DCPL's 2010 Most Endangered Places in Washington list, as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2010-11 Most Endangered List. 

The tour will highlight the church's rich history -- from the laying of the cornerstone in 1881 to the recent and ongoing preservation and restoration efforts.  Here are the tour details.

What:  Guided tour of the National Cathedral of African Methodism
Where:  Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1518 M Street, NW
When:  March 5, 2011, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
How:  Click here to reserve your place. $15 for DCPL Members, $25 for Non-Members.  Limited Space is Available.

Nominations for Threatened Historic Places Close on February 21

Whether or not you can attend the tour, you can help save other threatened historic landmarks in Washington by nominating them to be protected under DC's historic preservation law.

 The DC Preservation League (DCPL), the District of Columbia's only citywide nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic and built environment, is accepting nominations for its annual list of Most Endangered Places in Washington for 2011.

Click on the nomination form to help save your favorite local treasure.

Nominations must be submitted no later than Monday, February 21, 2011.  Selections will be announced in May 2011.

Detailed descriptions of each site listed in past years including information about the threats motivating their inclusion on these lists can be found at .

Celebrate DCPL's 40th Anniversary on April 21

You are invited to join the DC Preservation League for its 40th Anniversary Celebration on April 21, 2011 at The Wonder Bread Factory.

Tickets go on sale March 1st.  Click here for more information or call Amanda McDonald, Events and Administrative Manager, DC Preservation League, at 202-783-5144.

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