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City Tavern Preservation Foundation

Washington, DC
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City Tavern Preservation Foundation

EIN: 52-2209770


Mission

TO RESTORE AND PRESERVE HISTORIC PROPERTY IN DC

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Zana Metelski

Co Principal Officer

Andrus Seferlis

Main address

3206 M St NW

Washington, DC 20007 USA

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EIN

52-2209770

Subject area info

Historic preservation

Population served info

Adults

Academics

NTEE code info

Historical Societies & Historic Preservation (A82)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The mission of the City Tavern Preservation Foundation is to preserve and steward the City Tavern, the last remaining Federal tavern in Washington, DC. In recognition of the importance of this remarkable building and the historically significant events that have occurred within its walls, the Foundation is committed to documenting the history of the City Tavern (c. 1796) and its contributions to the Georgetown community, the District of Columbia, and the nation.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The History and Architecture of Georgetown and Washington, DC

The five lectures over eight weeks (Sept 7 to Nov 2) are free and open to the public but registration is required through Eventbrite. The lecture series will be held at the historic City Tavern Club, 3206 M Street NW, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.

Attendees are welcome to join the lecturer and hosts for dinner following the lecture by making your separate dinner reservation through Eventbrite.

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Goals & Strategy

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The mission of the City Tavern Preservation Foundation is to preserve and steward the City Tavern, the last remaining Federal tavern in Washington, DC, through education and promotion of its history and significance to the public. In recognition of the importance of this remarkable building and the events that have occurred within its walls, the Foundation is committed to the preservation of the City Tavern (c. 1796) and its contributions to the Georgetown community and Washington, DC at large.

We are also committed to developing meaningful relationships with local historic preservation and civic organizations to work in together to promote Georgetown’s unique architectural, historic, and social heritage.

Independent of the City Tavern Club, the Foundation endeavors to raise funds to provide for repairs and continued restoration and preservation of this incredible Washington landmark. The Foundation features exciting educational opportunities, including lectures, guided tours, and cultural events. Our events highlight the City Tavern’s history, its famous patrons and guests over the years, its historical relationship with slavery, and its 18th century architecture and interiors, among numerous other subjects.

The Foundation features exciting educational opportunities, including lectures, guided tours, and cultural events, through these programs we are slowly fundraising our way to meeting our preservation and restoration goals, please see our website for updates and progress.

Constructed in 1796 at the center of Georgetown, the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, above the Potomac River waterfront, the City Tavern has been many things from a place to congregate for food and drink, a place where the business of Georgetown was conducted, where the Georgetown Corporation and the Mayors Court sat, a transportation hub as well as retail space and a club. The aim of stewardship of this historic landmark is to preserve the past and ensure its future sustainability.

With the initial restoration 1959-1962, the architectural firm of Macomber and Peter was retained with Walter Peter in charge of the work. The building was restored to its original appearance with mid-19th century fabric altered or removed. Surviving ornament was replicated; original mantels that had been removed were returned. The first floor of the building, which had not been exposed until the 1870s was detailed in the architectural style and materials of the original façade above. Because of this careful restoration, the City Tavern continues to convey an association with the history of Georgetown and still serves as an excellent example of this important period.

60 years after the building was saved from destruction, the City Tavern Preservation Foundation is undertaking development of a preservation plan and development of a strategy to see it flourish into the future. The resulting preservation plan will be a guide detailing the challenges posed by threats to the physical integrity of the Historic building and solutions essential for its preservation.

Financials

City Tavern Preservation Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.00

Average of 0.74 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.8

Average of 161.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

City Tavern Preservation Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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City Tavern Preservation Foundation

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $6,100 -$9,773 $1,716 -$20,876 $64,916
As % of expenses 938.5% -16.6% 12.0% -16.9% 25.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $6,100 -$9,773 $1,716 -$20,876 $64,916
As % of expenses 938.5% -16.6% 12.0% -16.9% 25.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $6,750 $49,203 $14,475 $102,702 $316,920
Total revenue, % change over prior year -30.5% 628.9% -70.6% 609.5% 208.6%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 99.7% 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $650 $58,976 $14,242 $123,578 $252,004
Total expenses, % change over prior year -85.9% 8973.2% -75.9% 767.7% 103.9%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 61.5% 0.7% 2.8% 5.6% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 38.5% 99.3% 97.2% 94.4% 100.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $650 $58,976 $14,242 $123,578 $252,004
One month of savings $54 $4,915 $1,187 $10,298 $21,000
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $704 $63,891 $15,429 $133,876 $273,004

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1206.5 11.3 48.3 3.5 4.8
Months of cash and investments 1206.5 11.3 48.3 3.5 4.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1206.5 11.3 48.3 3.5 4.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $65,350 $55,577 $57,293 $36,417 $101,333
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $65,350 $55,577 $57,293 $36,417 $101,333
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $65,350 $55,577 $57,293 $36,417 $101,333

Key data checks

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Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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Documents
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Principal Officer

Zana Metelski

Co Principal Officer

Andrus Seferlis

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

City Tavern Preservation Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 11/02/2023
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Board co-chair

Zana Metelski


Board co-chair

Andrus Seferlis

Kamakshi Bhargava

John Metelski

Yvette LaGonterie

Will Lowrie Lowrie

Meaghan Hogan