To preserve and revitalize Washington D.C.’s historic communities through programs that maintain its architectural character.

The L’Enfant Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1978 to protect Washington, D.C.’s historic neighborhoods and streetscapes. The Trust has a range of historic preservation programs, including education and outreach activities.  The Trust’s main programs are its nationally recognized Conservation Easement Program, which prevents demolition or inappropriate modification of more than 1,130 of Washington’s historic structures, and its Historic Properties Redevelopment Program, through which the Trust acquires and rehabilitates distressed historic buildings where such restoration will have a positive impact on community revitalization.


2009 Vision Award
from The Committee of 100 on the Federal City

The L'Enfant Trust 2015 Preservation Award

2015 State Historic Preservation Officer's Award
Creating Housing through Preservation

The L'Enfant Trust 2015 Award of Excellence District of Columbia


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