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Photo by Theodore Horydczack, 1947. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Who We Are

The Historic Anacostia Preservation Society (HAPS), founded in 2005,* is a not-for-profit volunteer organization devoted to preserving the Anacostia Historic District's unique past and character.

*Formerly known as the Historic Anacostia Design Review Committee (HADRC)

Our Mission

HAPS aims to preserve, restore, and revive Historic Anacostia by championing historic preservation, and encouraging adherence to laws and guidelines to ensure the care and conservation of our community's distinctive history.

Our Members



HAPS continues its mission in memory of

our dearly departed Co-President,

Miss Marcia Parkes: 

A warrior and staunch advocate of protecting and preserving

Historic Anacostia.

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