Organization

Map of Georgetown with dashed lines added to indicate the boundaries of the Old Georgetown historic district as established by Congress in 1950. (Image credit: Map provided courtesy of the Georgetown Map Project, © 1993 - Outerbridge Horsey, Florence Stone, Merle Thorpe. All rights reserved. Old Georgetown boundary line added with permission.)

Map of Georgetown with dashed lines added to indicate the boundaries of the Old Georgetown historic district as established by Congress in 1950. (Image credit: Map provided courtesy of the Georgetown Map Project, © 1993 - Outerbridge Horsey, Florence Stone, Merle Thorpe. All rights reserved. Old Georgetown boundary line added with permission.)

By 1965 it was clear that the Old Georgetown Act of 1950 lacked the teeth necessary to save the Historic District. Historic houses were being demolished, open spaces crowded with new buildings and residential areas invaded by commercial and institutional activities. Further action was needed.

To meet the need, the Foundation was founded in 1965 by J. Noel Macy, and was established as a not-for-profit, Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, dedicated to preserving and protecting the Historic District of Georgetown which had been placed on the National Register of Historic Places maintained by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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