The Brown Memorial AME Church on Capitol Hill has been given the go-ahead by the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment to build a three-story educational building as long as the facades of two Victorian rowhouses at 1361 and 1363 Constitution Ave. NE are preserved.

Initially, church officials wanted to demolish those rowhouses, along with two other 19th Century rowhouses on North Carolina Avenue, in order to build the educational facility. All four houses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

After almost two years of hearings and negotiations on the plans, church officials decided last month to incorporate the facades of the two houses into the new building and to closely copy the facades of the two other houses in the new structure.

The BZA also made the following decisions at its Aug. 2 public meeting:

Approved with conditions the application of Brown Memorial AME Church for variances from the percentage of lot occupancy, closed court and off-street parking requirements to permit a three-story rear addition to a church in the row dwelling district at 130 14th St. NE. Approved with conditions the application of Blair Road Limited Partnership for further processing of a planned unit development to permit construction of 84 dwelling units in single-family and triplex units in the one-family detached dwelling district at 7413-7425 Blair Road. 500-550 Brumel Ct. and 501-599 1/2 Brumel Ct. NW.

Deferred the application of Banks and Isen for a variance from the use provisions to permit an amusement arcade as an adjunct commercial use to a hotel in the high density building district on part of the first floor at 1501 Rhode Island Ave. NW.

Deffered the application of Larry Quillian for variances from the rear yard and off-street parking requirements to permit an addition to a non-conforming structure to be used as a restaurant in the community business center-medium density district at 641 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

Deferred the appeal of Kalorama Citizens Association from the decision of Principal Deputy Corporation Counsel Louis P. Robbins that up to two or three mechanical amusement machines are allowed in the community business center-medium density district, and from the decision of the zoning administrator and the permit branch in issuing certificates of occupancy allowing mechanical amusement machines at 1812 Adams Mill Rd. NW and 1792 Columbia Rd. NW.

Set for further hearings Aug. 16 the application of Dominick and Wanda DeCantis for a special exception to permit an automobile repair garage (no body work) in the community business center-medium density district at 1305 Good Hope Rd. SE.

Approved with conditions, subject to review of final plans the application of Charles B. Withers for a variance from the lot width requirements for a proposed subdivision and construction of two new semi-detached dwellings in the one-family semi-detached dwelling district at 4560 and 4562 C St. SE.

Deferred the application of High-point Townhouses, Inc. for a special exception to modify a residential development previously approved by the BZA in another case in the low-density apartment house district at 1010-1014 Barnaby Ter. SE.

Deferred the application of John O. Antonelli for a special exception to operate a parking lot in the residential-limited office district at 1213-1215 St. Matthews Court NW.

Approved with conditions, subject to review of final plans the application of the Board of Trustees of the American University for a special exception to continue the use of a parking lot in the low-density apartment house district at 3501 Nebraska Ave. NW.

Approved the application of Savage-Fogarty Co. Inc. for a special exception to permit two semi-detached dwellings on lots with widths less than prescribed by the board and for a variance from the side yard requirements to permit the construction of two semi-detached dwellings in the low-density apartment house district at 902 and 904 Bellevue St. SE.

Approved the application of California House Partners Limited for variances to allow open parking less than 10 feet from the wall of a multiple dwelling and to allow a driveway less than 14 feet in width in the medium density apartment house district at 2205 California St. NW.

Approved with conditions for four years the application of Associated General Contractors of America for a special exception to continue the use of a parking lot in the residential-limited office district at 504-508 19th St. NW.

Approved the application of Stephen L. Mowbray for variances from the lot occupancy and rear yard requirements, for a variance to permit an addition to a building exceeding the percentage of lot occupancy and for a variance to permit conversion of a building to an apartment house when part of the proposed structure did not exist prior to May 12, 1958, in the row dwelling district at 1340 Corcoran St. NW.

Approved with conditions for one year the application of Christian Service Corps for a special exception to operate a parking lot in the medium-density apartment house district at 1522-24-26 Church St. NW.

Approved with conditions for one year the application of the Washington Daily News Co. for a special exception to continue the use of a parking lot in the residential-limited office district at 1217 L St. NW.

Approved with conditions for one year the application of SJG Properties for a special exception to operate a parking lot in the medium-density apartment house district at 1747 P St. NW.

Deferred for further hearing, pursuant to the D.C. Court of Appeals' remand in the appeal of Presidential Owners from a decision of the zoning administrator rendered on Jan. 12, 1970, ruling that the laundry service being performed in the Statler Hilton Hotel at 1001 16th St. NW, and for the Washington-Hilton Hotel at 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, is an accessory use and thus does not constitute a separate commercial enterprise.

Denied a further hearing on the application of George Basiliko for variances from the use provisions and the parking requirements to permit use of 4801 Benning Rd. SE as a public hall in a neighborhood shopping district.

Approved for three years the application of the Southwest Church of Christ for a special exception to continue the operation of a community center in the row dwelling district at 1307 Irving St. NW.