Patsy Fletcher

Patsy Fletcher is a community development consultant and an independent historian.  She serves as the community outreach coordinator for the District of Columbia Office of Planning Historic Preservation Office.  In this position she works with a number of neighborhood associations engaged in studying their communities and developing materials that document the local history and built environment most recently a pictorial history book, Eastland Gardens. She has also consulted on community development projects involving subsidized housing. As an independent historian, Fletcher has a special interest in nineteenth century African American places of leisure, and early African American architects. Her articles have been published in a number of journals and in two seminal publications, African American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary 1865-1945 (2004) and The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader’s Guide (1994, rev. 2005). Fletcher holds a Master of Arts in Historic Preservation from Delaware State University, a Master of Science from Southern New Hampshire University in Community Economic Development, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from the University of Washington.