Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Historic Preservation Review Board files application to designate Brightwood Car Barn as historic landmark

From an email from Tim Dennee of the Historic Preservation Office:

This is to inform you that today the Historic Preservation Review Board has received and filed an application to designate the following property
as a historic landmark pursuant to the Historic Landmark and Historic
District Protection Act of 1978 (D.C. Official Code § 6-1101 et seq.):

Brightwood Street Railroad Company Car Barn
5917-5929 Georgia Avenue, NW
Square 2986, Lot 38

Pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 6-1102(6)(B), the properties are
considered historic landmarks temporarily, effective the date of filing
(i.e., immediately).

Permit applications related to these properties cannot be issued without
historic preservation review pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 6-1104
through 6-1108. ...

We are aware there is a pending application to raze this property. It
cannot be issued without the necessary review and clearances as stated
above. Please notify your staff of this matter.

We are scheduling a hearing on the matter for Thursday, October 27, 2011.

Thanks to Richard for the tip.

Brightwood Car Barn HPRB app


  1. Wait, the Board filed this, or the HPO Staff? Can someone clarify this?

  2. Anonymous@9:43: the HPRB application that I just posted might answer your question.

  3. Oh for the love of... Just take a picture and lets move on. I am all for preservation when there is an actual need for it and the community is better for it but really? Historic preservation here is laughable. If that structure was so important why was the dealership allowed to modify the opening to the point of non recognition in the first place? Should we submit the dealership frontage as historic as well? That site was a dealership much longer than the car barn and a dealership in DC was pretty rare and significant in its hey day...