Guest Host: Jen Golbeck

According to D.C.'s Historic Preservation Review Board, this former gas station at 2200 P Street, NW, is a "notable example of 1930s gas station architecture, illustrative of efforts to produce more attractive gas stations."

According to D.C.'s Historic Preservation Review Board, this former gas station at 2200 P Street, NW, is a "notable example of 1930s gas station architecture, illustrative of efforts to produce more attractive gas stations."

Washington D.C. has more historically designated sites and neighborhoods than Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago combined. While some are well known –the Watergate and Woodlawn Cemetery come to mind– others are a bit more obscure. For example, a P Street gas station enjoys the same District historical protection as the White House. All this leaves some residents to question the standards D.C. uses to approve these landmarks. We discuss the criteria for approving historic neighborhoods and sites, and how D.C.’s past approach has affected residents.

Guests

  • Marnique Heath Chair, Historic Preservation Review Board; Principal Architect, Studios Architecture
  • Amanda Kolson Hurley Senior Editor, CityLab; @amandakhurley
  • Robert Coomber Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, 7D01; @rcoomber

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