Douglas Development Corp.
Distinction in Historic Preservation
The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that Douglas Development will receive a Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Historic Preservation at the Making D.C. History Awards on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
Over the past five years, the Historical Society has honored twenty-two Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions to our community have helped create, define, and keep our city’s heritage.
On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the Historical Society welcomes five more history makers to the growing list of distinguished honorees, recognized for their contributions to the fabric of life in Washington, D.C.
About Douglas Development
Hecht’s Warehouse. The Avalon Theatre. The Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. Woodies Department Store. The Uline Arena. The Atlantic Building, former home of the 930 Club. These are some of D.C.’s favorite and most iconic buildings, with this in common: all of them have been restored and preserved by Douglas Development. Founded by Douglas Jemal in 1985, Douglas Development specializes in revitalizing underdeveloped, emerging areas of D.C., as well as suburban Maryland and Virginia. The company works closely with local preservationists and searches out the best materials to ensure that buildings retain their historic integrity while also radiating the excitement and shininess—and user-friendliness—of the new. Thirty-some years on, Douglas Development remains a family-owned company but has grown into a fully integrated real estate company with more than 100 employees.
For thoughtfully preserving and remaking the distinctive D.C. landscape, the Douglas Development Corporation is the 2017 recipient of the Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Historic Preservation.
About the Making D.C. History Awards
The Making D.C. History Awards is an annual event that supports the mission of the Historical Society and honors it as one of the city’s most important locally focused cultural institutions.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Presented at the Knight Conference Center of the Newseum.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Champagne and hors d’oeuvres with complimentary valet parking
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Seated dinner and awards ceremony hosted by Wendy Rieger, NBC4 News
Other Making D.C. History Award recipients include:
- Di and Lou Stovall
Distinction in Artistic Achievement
- Eleanor Holmes Norton
Distinction in Civic Leadership
- José Andrés
Distinction in Corporate Achievement
- The Ruppert Family
Legacy Families of Washington, D.C.