PROTECTING OUR TREASURES
The L’Enfant Trust, through its Conservation Easement
Program, has played a critical role in protecting
Washington, D.C.’s architectural treasures.
The L’Enfant Trust needs your support to preserve
Washington, D.C.’s historic communities.
The L’Enfant Trust’s Historic Properties Redevelopment
Program is currently rehabilitating four long-vacant
properties in Historic Anacostia.
The L’Enfant Trust is a community resource for technical preservation.
People. Buildings. Community.
Our mission is to preserve and revitalize Washington D.C.’s neighborhoods through programs that connect residents to their collective history, protect the city’s architectural heritage, and reactivate neglected properties within their communities.
Historic Properties Redevelopment Program
The L’Enfant Trust’s Historic Properties Redevelopment Program is D.C.’s first nonprofit real estate developer that focuses on the rehabilitation of distressed historic buildings and community revitalization.
A Conservation Easement is an important preservation tool that protects a historic property from demolition, neglect, and insensitive alterations, and ensures that the property maintains its historic character in perpetuity.
The L’Enfant Trust maintains a full-time, professional staff and educational resources to assist you with caring for or learning about a historic structure.