Lecture: Adapting Washington's Historic Buildings

Jacqueline Drayer, community outreach and grants manager, DC Preservation League

Adaptive use is the conversion of a building from its original function to a new one. This practice is economically beneficial, environmentally sustainable, and preserves a tangible and often beautiful link to history. Learn about the economic, environmental, and cultural benefits of adaptively using Washington D.C.’s historic buildings through case studies of Dorsch’s White Cross Bakery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Franklin School.

This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required.