On behalf of the Dupont Circle Citizens Association, we thank the sponsors homeowners, volunteers, advertisers and attendees of the 

47th Annual Dupont Circle House Tour!!!

November Membership Meeting

Please join us for our November membership meeting featuring Stephen A. Hansen, author of A History of Dupont Circle: Center of High Society in the Capital. 

Monday, November 3
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Church of the Pilgrims
2201 P Street, NW

During the Gilded Age, Dupont Circle was Washington’s undisputed center of wealth, power and status. Over twenty years, it evolved from small farms and an overrun city cemetery to a community of grand homes for society’s elite. Residents included future president William Taft, inventor Alexander Graham Bell, newspaper publisher Cissy Patterson and many more. From the intimate dinners and receptions of the Cave Dwellers to the lavish balls of Mary Townsend and others in the “smart set,” Dupont Circle marked each social season in the capital. Satirized in Mark Twain’s novel The Gilded Age, the nouveau riche lifestyle of Dupont Circle was fodder for newspaper celebrity gossip. Author Stephen Hansen brings to life the intriguing history of Washington’s famed Dupont Circle.

Stephen A. Hansen is a longtime resident of Washington, D.C. He is an architectural historian and historic preservation specialist, and author. He is principal at DC Historic Designs, LLC, in Washington, D.C. Previously, he worked for the National Park Service and as an archaeologist in and around the Washington area. He serves as a trustee of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City and sits on its historic preservation committee.

Copies of the book will be sold after the meeting. Click here to order your copy online.

Treekeepers Update

New “Kindred Spirit” Oaks Thriving on 16th
Many thanks to Urban Forestry Director John Thomas for (among other things) planting the new “kindred spirit” oak trees. According to John, they enjoyed the cold winter and most are holding their own this summer.

These slender oaks are similar to the "upright" shaped oaks that used to line 16th Street, a few of which still survive, including at 16th and P in front of Foundry Methodist Church. 

This new cultivar is more resistant to the powdery mildew that plagues our usually humid summers. We can expect to enjoy the trees for a long time if we water them.

Thanks to Carnegie and
Foundry for their tree care.

Volunteers Needed to Maintain Neighborhood Parks

Supporting Our Community

DCCA Community Grant Applications
DCCA makes grants from funds raised by the annual House Tour for the activities and projects of local organizations that further DCCA’s mission. Examples of recent DCCA grants include those to neighborhood organizations that serve individuals who are homeless or have mental illness, such as Charlie’s Place and Green Door, grants for programs and events to Dupont Circle Village and Dupont Festival, and a grant to the Ross Elementary School PTA for playground equipment.
DCCA’s Community Grants Policy and Grant Application Form are now available on the DCCA website. Applications for grants to support an organization’s ongoing activities are due by December 1st for consideration for funding at the Board of Director’s meeting in January.  Organizations may also submit grant applications for one-time events or needs throughout the year. The Board will act on such applications on a rolling basis, with decisions typically provided within two months.

Upcoming events

03 Nov 2014 7:30 PM • Church of the Pilgrims - 2201 P Street, NW

Community Programs

Right Tree Right Place Program - Request Your Tree!

Casey Trees is offering 250 trees on a first come first serve basis to District of Columbia homeowners through its "Right Tree Right Place" tree planting program.

You can request up to two trees and schedule a consultation visit with Casey Trees to ensure that the optimal trees and planting sites are chosen for your property. Casey Trees then will plant your selected trees during the spring or fall planting seasons. There is a $50 co-pay per tree payable to Casey Trees ($250 value per tree for consultation and planting), which is required prior to planting.

For more program details, please read the Right Tree, Right Place Program fact sheet. This pilot is open to District residents only.

Click here to request your tree.

DCCA membership is open to residents, businesses and supporters of the Dupont Circle neighborhood

according to the Association's Bylaws. Benefits include discounts from Preferred Merchants, community

service events and social get-togethers!


Returning members, please click here to log into your profile with your email address and password.

New members (or if you have not created a membership profile), please click here to join.

To join or renew by mail, please download our 2014 Membership Application Form and mail it to:

DCCA, 9 Dupont Circle, NW 20036.

Founded in 1922 in a townhouse at 1767 P Street, to promote and protect the interests of the residents, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) is the premier civic and residential organization in the Dupont Circle area.

DCCA brings neighbors, including residents, businesses and non-profit organizations, together to improve the quality of life in an active and diverse urban neighborhood. It holds membership meetings 9 times each year, which are open to the public, runs the Dupont Circle House Tour, resolves neighborhood issues through its committees, donates to local causes, and incubates innovative projects.

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