Dedicated to Preservation and Education since 2000
The Forest Hills Neighborhood Alliance is a non-profit 501(c)(3) project of the Forest Hills Citizens Association, dedicated to educational outreach and preservation of the history and culture of the community.
Founded in 2000 by Gary G. Stevens, a well-known local attorney with a keen interest in architectural preservation, the Alliance was incorporated in March of 2001. That spring it successfully completed its first project, obtaining historic landmark designation for the Owl’s Nest, a late 19th century home designed by Appleton P. Clark, a prominent Washington architect.
Forest Hills History Day was developed and hosted by Alliance members in October 2004 at the Capital Memorial Church on Chesapeake Street. History Day offered 17 Information Centers, each devoted to a different aspect of the development of Forest Hills, past and present.
In 2006, the Alliance sponsored the publication of Images of America: Forest Hills, a book detailing the area’s distinctive heritage and authored by twelve Forest Hills residents. The book was published by Arcadia Publishing Company is available at Politics and Prose (in-store and online) and through www.arcadiapublishing.com.
In 2010, members of the Alliance and the Forest Hills Citizens Association recognized that their mission and purpose substantially overlapped and that both nonprofit organizations represent the interests of the same neighborhood. To achieve greater efficiencies and effectiveness, members of both Executive Committees ratified a resolution in August, 2011 declaring the Alliance a project of the Association. The Alliance continues to operate as a separate nonprofit under the IRS code.
The Alliance is a grassroots community organization dependent upon volunteer and financial support. Join the listserv at groups.yahoo.com/group/ForestHillsDC/.
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