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)
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.
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.