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Trust’s Former Rehabilitation Project, “Little Green”, Up for Sale for the First Time in 8 Years!

Apr 14, 2022 | Comments Off on Trust’s Former Rehabilitation Project, “Little Green”, Up for Sale for the First Time in 8 Years!

1347 Maple View Place, SE (“Little Green”), one of The L’Enfant Trust’s former rehabilitation projects in Historic Anacostia, is now for sale for the first time in eight years since we first sold it in 2014. 1347 Maple View Place, SE was a long vacant, two-story, Queen-Anne style house in the Anacostia Historic District on the verge of demolition by neglect before the Trust’s restoration of the house. Built between 1887 and 1894, 1347 Maple View Place, SE stands at the top of the street with a direct view of the United States Capitol.

The wood frame house features a cross-gable roof with an exaggerated overhanging eave that creates a covered front porch. Other distinct features of the house are the original, reeded, drop siding, decorative window dressings, front bay window and louvered ventilator. Tour this historic gem at the open house hosted by Compass Real Estate Saturday, April 16, 2022 from 1-3 pm.

You can view the listing for more details and a virtual tour.

Pomfret Foundation Awards Historic Preservation Grants. The 1772 Foundation Announces Twenty-five Grant Recipients.

Feb 28, 2022 | Comments Off on Pomfret Foundation Awards Historic Preservation Grants. The 1772 Foundation Announces Twenty-five Grant Recipients.

MEDIA CONTACT – Mary Anthony, The 1772 Foundation,


POMFRET, CONNECTICUT – The 1772 Foundation, based in Pomfret, Connecticut, plays a leading role in promoting historic properties redevelopment programs (HPRPs), also known as revolving funds, nationwide. At its quarterly meeting, its trustees awarded HPRP grants totaling $1,078,000. Individual grants ranged in amount from $8,000 (for a feasibility study) to $100,000. In Massachusetts, New Bedford’s Waterfront Historic Area League (WHALE) received $75,000 and Historic Boston Incorporated received $50,000. The National Preservation Partners Network, based in Woburn, received $20,000 to create a revolving fund resource guide.

Other HPRP grant recipients were Cincinnati Preservation Association in Cincinnati, Ohio ($55,000), Cleveland Restoration Society in Cleveland, Ohio ($35,000), Columbus Landmarks in Columbus, Ohio ($50,000), Cornerstones, Inc. in Chattanooga, Tennessee ($15,000), Fairmount Park Conservancy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ($30,000), Galveston Historical Foundation in Galveston, Texas ($30,000), The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation in Atlanta, Georgia ($50,000), Historic Augusta Incorporated in Augusta, Georgia ($35,000), Historic Macon Foundation in Macon, Georgia ($75,000), Historic Richmond in Richmond, Virginia ($50,000), Historic Wilmington Foundation Inc. in Wilmington, North Carolina ($35,000), The L’Enfant Trust in Washington, DC ($65,000), Meridian Architectural Trust in Meridian, Mississippi ($8,000), National Main Street Center in Chicago, Illinois ($100,000), New Bern Preservation Foundation in New Bern, North Carolina ($20,000), New York City Historic Properties Fund ($50,000), Partners for Sacred Places in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ($40,000), Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana ($75,000), Preserve Montana in Helena, Montana ($35,000), Restore Mobile in Mobile, Alabama ($25,000), Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation in Saratoga Springs, New York ($35,000), and Sheridan Community Land Trust in Sheridan, Wyoming ($20,000).

The 1772 Foundation was named in honor of its first restoration project, Liberty Hall in Union, NJ, which was built in 1772 and is the ancestral home of the Livingston and Kean families. The late Stewart B. Kean was the original benefactor of The 1772 Foundation. The 1772 Foundation works to ensure the safe passage of our historic buildings and farmland to future generations. More information about The 1772 Foundation may be found at


Black History Month Program Selects Historic Georgetown For Documentary Viewing of What Happened 2 Chocolate City

Feb 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Black History Month Program Selects Historic Georgetown For Documentary Viewing of What Happened 2 Chocolate City

Media Advisory For Immediate Release February 18, 2020 Contact: | 202-421-5859

Party Politics US and hosts have selected a Georgetown location to show the documentary film, directed by Mignotae Kebede, What Happened 2 Chocolate City. The film will be shown to a limited audience at 6pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at the private L2 Lounge in Cady’s Alley, Georgetown. Joe Clair, morning host for WPGC’s morning drive show will moderate the conversation following the film. 

“Georgetown has a rich history where Blacks were displaced by gentrification and the history is often forgotten. We see that happening today with yet another wave of gentrification displacing another generation of Black Washingtonians due to low wages, high rise buildings and exorbitant rents. It’s another form of discrimination.” Atiba Madyun, President of Party Politics US said. 

The feature length documentary explores the rise and decline of one of America’s most prominent Black communities. Told through the lens of 3 generations of Black Washingtonians, John, Mike and Zarina, the film tracks four waves of Black displacement in the nation’s capital. 

“When I moved here from California 10 years ago, I thought DC was a rich black city often referred to as Chocolate City. I quickly realized this wasn’t true. After college, my work in SE DC with young African American boys and girls made me reflect on my life in DC as a Black “gentrifier.” I came to realize that people are not only being displaced, Black culture and its rich history of the city is too. My film is a message for natives, transplants and government.” Mignotae Kebede, director of What Happened 2 Chocolate City

“The L’Enfant Trust is happy to partner with Party Politics US and director, Mignotae Kebede to show a valuable part of DC history and encourage everyone to be a part of protecting, preserving the history of Black Washington.” Lauren McHale, President and CEO of the L’Enfant Trust. 

To see the trailer for What Happened 2 Chocolate City visit 

About the Film What Happened 2 Chocolate City is a feature length documentary, exploring the rise and decline of one of our nation’s most prominent Black communities through the narrative of three individuals. John, Mike, and Zarina, each represent a generational experience many Black Washingtonians faced over the past century. 

Director, Mignotae Kebede is a native Californian and graduate of The George Washington University (GWU) dedicated to exploring the intersections between creative expression and social change. Working with African American boys and young men east of the Anacostia River, she developed the concept for the forthcoming film. 

Party Politics US creates fun programs to amplify unheard voices by engaging people around topics like politics, religion, tribalism, culture and history to craft solutions. Visit to learn more. 

The L’Enfant Trust’s mission is to preserve and revitalize Washington D.C.’s neighborhoods through programs that connect residents to their collective history, protect the city’s architectural heritage and reactivate neglected properties within their communities.


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