Park View Playground Designated Historic Site

The Park View Playground, 1938.

The Park View Playground, 1938.

Yesterday, the Historic Preservation Review Board voted unanimously to add the Park View Playground to the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites and forward a nomination for the property to the National Register of Historic Places. The vote of the HPRB supported the favorable Historic Preservation Office’s staff report on the nomination that was released last week. On May 1, 2013, the neighboring Park View School was added to the National Register and in many ways the playground can be considered an extension of the school campus.

The chief elements of the landmark designation are the Albert Harris designed field house — one of six built of which only five remain — and the role the playground played in ending segregated playgrounds in the District of Columbia.  I’ve previously posted a brief history of the playground for those wanting to read more. The property has also been nominated for inclusion in the African American Heritage Trail.

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