DC Historic Property Design Guidelines
Many home buyers who have not previously had experience with historic properties will find the guidance of The Historic Preservation Office valuable. It assists owners and tenants in historic structures to maintain, preserve, and enhance the architectural character of their property. In addition to the Guidelines listed below, HPO has available practical advice and resources for Door Replacement, Masonry Maintenance and Repair, Locating Electric Meter Boxes, Metal Repair, Roof Decks and Roof Additions, and Window Repair and Replacement as two-page Preservation Briefs.
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1954 Meter Reading
The Historic Preservation Office has developed draft guidelines for placement of utility meters on landmarks and properties located within historic districts. The guidelines were formally approved by the Historic Preservation Review Board on May 3, 2012.
Lenthall Houses being relocated
The Historic Preservation Office assists owners and tenants in historic structures to maintain, preserve, and enhance the architectural character of their property.