Dear Chairman Boasberg and Members of the Board:
The Commission of Fine Arts was informed of the proposed amendment to the Historic Landmark Designation of the Georgetown Historic District during its meeting of 21 February 2003. If accepted, the amendment will define the period of significance to be from 1751 to 1950.
Now is an appropriate time to update one of the city's earliest Landmark Designations. The period of significance which has been without consideration as an element of the historic district is the 20th century. The Commission's Old Georgetown Board is very supportive of this amendment.
The Commission strongly recommends your favorable consideration and adoption of the amendment at your meeting scheduled for 27 February 2003.
/s/ Harry G. Robinson III,
Historic Preservation Review Board
c/o Tersh Boasberg, Chairman
Government of the District of Columbia
Office of Planning
Historic Preservation Division
801 North Capitol Street, NE, Room 3000
Washington, DC 20002