Cleveland Park: Two Hundred Years of Architecture

When passengers exit the Cleveland Park Metro station, they behold a charming, low-rise commercial district along Connecticut Avenue that resembles the main street of a small town—an historic small town, because structures like Engine Company No. 28, the Uptown Theater, and the shopping center known as Sam’s Park & Shop date back to the early 20th century.  In fact, many of the neighborhood’s buildings are located within the bounds of the Cleveland Park Historic District and represent two centuries of nation’s capital architecture styles, some unique to Cleveland Park.  Join Ana Evans of the Cleveland Park Historical Society for a walking tour that will travel both back in time and into the present by showcasing structures such as

              the Cleveland Park Public Library;

              The Broadmoor cooperative apartments;

              the Rosedale estate;

              Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, and Arts and Crafts-style residences;

              and the Slayton House designed by I.M Pei.

If you’ve only viewed Cleveland Park while driving along Connecticut Avenue, prepare to be amazed!


Ana Evans is a longtime resident of Cleveland Park and a member of the Cleveland Park Historical Society’s Architecture Review Committee.  The Cleveland Park Historical Society was founded in 1910 with a mission to maintain and enhance the character and strength of Cleveland Park as an historic, multifaceted, urban residential neighborhood.


Be sure to also join us for the companion Virtual Experience, "Preservation Challenges in Cleveland Park" on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Guides that may lead this tour: 
Portrait of Carolyn

CAROLYN attributes her devotion to walking tours to perambulations through her new hometown when she arrived to earn an M.F.A. in Acting from The Catholic University of America. She is the founder of Washington Walks.

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Available for private bookings.  Contact for details.

Approximately 2 hours
Available for private bookings.

Available for private bookings.  Contact for details.

Meet outside the Cleveland Park Metro station’s Connecticut Avenue South exit by Indique restaurant (3512 Connecticut Avenue, NW)
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