Old Georgetown Act

Modified Old Georgetown Act Submission Procedures
Due to the Covid-19 public health emergency, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has made several temporary changes to its project submission procedures.

CFA Applicant Instructions during the Covid-19 Health Emergency: Old Georgetown Act Submissions


The Old Georgetown Act of 1950 (Public Law 81-808) designated the federal Old Georgetown historic district and established the requirement for design review of proposed projects in Georgetown by the Commission of Fine Arts. Under the Act, the Commission appoints an advisory committee of architects, the Old Georgetown Board (OGB), to conduct the reviews at its monthly meetings.

Map of Old Georgetown Historic District

Map of Georgetown with dashed lines added to indicate the boundaries of the Old Georgetown historic district as established by Congress in 1950. (Image credit: Map provided courtesy of the Georgetown Map Project, © 1993 - Outerbridge Horsey, Florence Stone, Merle Thorpe. All rights reserved. Old Georgetown boundary line added with permission.)