- Scenic, open space, and architectural façade easements are vital tools to stabilize and protect the historic townscape so that the vibrant living community of Georgetown can reflect the neighborhood’s its important historic landmark status.
The Foundation was established to preserve and protect the character of the Historic District of Georgetown and carry out the policy stated by Congress in the Old Georgetown Act of 1950. Within a decade, it was clear that the Old Georgetown Act lacked the teeth necessary to save the Historic District.
Historic houses were demolished, open spaces crowded with new buildings, and residential areas invaded by commercial and institutional activities. In 1965, the Foundation was established to protect and preserve the neighborhood.