Last spring, Howard University filed an updated campus plan with the Zoning Commission. This update also includes a study that may inspire a potential application to establish a historic district around the university.
As the application documents explain:
"It is clear that the Howard University Central Campus contains a number of historic buildings and sites that are not currently designated as historic landmarks or as part of a historic district, but are nevertheless significant to the University and the District as a whole. Many of these resources are not widely recognized outside the campus boundaries today yet play an important role in telling a fuller and more complete history of the University and its role in our city and nation."
The survey of the campus's buildings identified 70 buildings, seven structures, seven sites, and 17 commemorative or artistic objects with historical significance. The buildings include the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Founders Library, Frederick Douglass Memorial Hall, Oliver Otis Howard Hall, and the off-campus Mary Church Terrell House. Preliminary research on the university, its campus, and its resources indicate that the identified items and locations are eligible for designation on the National Register.
As for a potential historic district, the boundaries would extend roughly between Harvard and Bryant Streets from Georgia Avenue to Fourth Street NW. Howard University plans to work with the Historic Preservation Office after the campus plan is implemented to ensure proper care for the university's historic resources in the built environment.
The proposed changes to the Howard University campus plan will go before the Zoning Commission later this month.
See other articles related to: campus plan, college campus, historic district, historic preservation, historic preservation office, howard university, howard university historic district, national register of historic places, zoning commission
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/is-a-howard-university-historic-district-in-the-works/17703.
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
Harry Wardman is responsible for developing huge swaths of northwest DC, from row hou... read »
The NHP Foundation has submitted plans to DC's Historic Preservation Office for a new... read »
An updated look at the residential units on the boards at Union Market.... read »
The golden handcuffs of low mortgage rates; where the fastest trains are being made; ... read »
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Jewett House has hit the market for $14... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
With interest rates reaching their highest levels in 14 years, it is critically impor... read »
Before deciding to build an addition to your rowhouse, find out whether you'll need t... read »
A stately five-bedroom Woodley Park house has been home to not one, not two, but thre... read »
A look at the residential projects in the works within a block or two of Dave Thomas ... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro