L’Enfant Trust Awarded Preservation Fund Grant from National Trust for Historic Preservation

Washington, DC – The L’Enfant Trust is pleased to announce the organization was awarded a $5,000 grant from The National Trust Preservation Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s small dollar grant program. The funding will be used to obtain a structural conditions assessment and to develop preliminary stabilization designs for “Big Green,” a 1902 Queen-Anne style, two-family house built by H.A. Griswold that has been vacant for nearly three decades. Griswold, who was President of the Anacostia and Potomac River Railway, had a significant impact on the development of Historic Anacostia and was also a well-known friend and colleague of Frederick Douglass. Once rehabilitated, The L’Enfant Trust will sell the property as multi-unit affordable housing.

The L’Enfant Trust looks forward to partnering with Silman Structural Engineers to conduct the engineering assessment and subsequent designs.

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1220 Maple View Place, SE (“Big Green”)

The National Trust Preservation Fund has been providing catalytic funding to organizations across the country for more than 50 years and intends to encourage preservation at the local level by supporting on-going preservation work and by providing seed money for preservation projects.


This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Dorothea de Schweinitz Fund for the District of Columbia of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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