Dupont Circle Community Association Collection, 1972-1978

Dupont Circle Community Association Collection, 1972-1978

Finding Aid

Collection No. 106 (1.5 Linear Feet)
D.C. Community Archives

Provenance

The collection was donated by Joseph A. Glover of The Dupont Circle Community Association.

History

The Dupont Circle Community Association was formed in May 1922. The goals of the organization were “the advancement of the city’s housing conditions, school betterment, traffic regulations and fair and equitable rates for public service corporations, especially street car fares and electric light rates.” The North Dupont Area was defined as being bounded by Florida Avenue on the west, T Street on the north, and 15th Street on the south. 

In the 1970s, the Dupont Circle Community Association was involved in a number of legal disputes over property and zoning regulations, including a proposed plan to demolish the Salvation Army Building at 1800 Corcoran St. NW.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of meeting minutes, legal documents, clippings and correspondence. The collection is divided into two series:
  1. Organizational Materials
  2. Zoning

Series Descriptions

Series I: Organizational Materials

This series contains meeting minutes, photographs and a history of the organization.

Series II: Zoning

This series contains legal documents, correspondence, clippings, and a copy of D.C. zoning regulations.

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Box List

Series I: Organizational Materials

Box 1

FF1 History, 1972
FF2 Minutes and General Paperwork, 1973-1974
FF3  Photos of Columbine by Paul Crumrine, n.d.
FF4 Photos, n.d.

Series II: Zoning

FF5 Connecticut Avenue, 1973-1976
FF6 Connecticut Avenue, 1973-1976
FF7 Demolition of Housing, 1974
FF8 Underpass, 1975
FF9 Metro Elevator, 1975
FF10 Salvation Army, 1974
FF11 Salvation Army, 1974

Box 2

FF1 Legal Documents Re: Salvation Army, 1973-1974
FF2 Legal Documents Re: Salvation Army, 1973
FF3 Legal Documents Re: Salvation Army, 1974
FF4  Legal Documents Re: Salvation Army, 1973-1974
FF5 Legal Documents Re: Salvation Army, 1973-1975
FF6 Legal Documents Re: Salvation Army, 1973-1975
FF7 Legal Documents: Board of Zoning Adjustment, 1972, 1975-1978
FF8 Court Cases: Appeals, 1974-1975

Box 3

FF1 Regulation Amendments and Rezoning, 1973-1974
FF2 Zoning Adjustment, 1974-1975
FF3 Zoning Adjustment, 1974
FF4 Zoning Adjustment, 1975-1976
FF5 Zoning Regulations, 1973
FF6 Zoning Clippings, 1971-1975

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Compiled by Rachel Telford, March, 2007

DC Public Library, Special Collections
D.C. Community Archives
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Washington, D.C.  20001
202-727-1213

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