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Next meeting: Tuesday, May 19, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM.
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2020 Updated and Expanded WG Historic District nomination available on Town website
The Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce that the final version of the 2020 Updated and Expanded Washington Grove Historic District nomination has now been posted to the Town website under Government/Historic Preservation Commission:

https://washingtongrovemd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Washington_Grove_HD_NR_Nomination_combined.pdf.

With assistance from the HPC, this document was recently completed by the consulting firm of Robinson & Associates. It replaces the original 1980 Historic District nomination and contains many new resources, including our parks, forest preserves, and elements of our unique street layout and infrastructure. This new nomination has been enthusiastically approved and endorsed by the staff of the Maryland Historical Trust, who have forwarded it to the National Register of Historic Places for final approval.

We think that readers will enjoy the historic maps and photographs as well as the comprehensive and thoroughly researched history of the town, beginning with its founding in 1873 and extending to the present time. To help guide your reading of this very detailed document, we have posted a separate table of contents. The nomination is also searchable.

This fall, the nomination’s co-authors, Daria Gasparini and Michael Mitchell, will make a presentation to the Town thus providing everyone with an opportunity to meet them and ask questions in person. Until then, please do not hesitate to let HPC members know if you have any comments or questions.
Videos featuring Washington Grove added to Town website’s Video Gallery

Two videos about Washington Grove produced by Montgomery County have been added to the Town website’s Video Gallery

The first is Clare Kelly’s 2000 Tour of Washington Grove, which can also be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7PEara6exE.

The second addition is the 2017 feature about Washington Grove in the “Neighborhood Niches” series, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-6QZcF8whQ.

Both can also be accessed directly from the Video Gallery.

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