The City Paper reports that the DC Historic Preservation Review Board approved the nomination of Spingarn High School as an historic landmark:

Spingarn’s landmarking is based primarily on two factors: its architectural style typical of the period when it opened (in 1952) and its place in the history of the black community—the school was initially a segregated black school in a middle-class black neighborhood. Every community witness testified in favor of landmarking.

The Kingman Park Civic Association filed the historic preservation nomination in an effort to disrupt plans to build a streetcar maintenance and storage facility on an area in front of the school.  The new historic designation, however, probably won’t affect plans very much.