Trust for Architectural Easements Provides Grant to DC Preservation League

Washington, DC, August 06, 2011 --( The Trust for Architectural Easements recently toured two historic properties that the Trust had assisted in restoring by provided the DC Preservation League’s Landmark Fires Fund with a $7,500 grant.

On April 30, 2007, fire ravaged two of the District’s significant historic resources, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library and Eastern Market, located in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. Eastern Market, built in 1873 is the last surviving market from a public chain operated by the District. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The fire destroyed much of the South Hall, which housed food stalls and lunch counters. The Georgetown Neighborhood Library was built in 1935 and is known for its local history collection. The library is a contributing resource to the Georgetown Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1967. The fire destroyed much of the roof of the Georgian Revival building, along with some of its structural members and the Children’s reading room. The DC Preservation League established a fund “to assist with the planning costs associated with preservation efforts at these historic landmarks.”

Work on Eastern Market and Georgetown Neighborhood Library is now complete and both neighborhood landmarks have returned to providing services to the citizens of Washington.

The Trust for Architectural Easements is one of the nation’s largest non-profit organizations dedicated to voluntary preservation through easement donations. The Trust protects more than 800 historic buildings across the United States.

Trust for Architectural Easements
Heather Bratland