HistoryQuest DC

Posted on November 29, 2016

The D.C. Historic Preservation Office recently announced the launch of HistoryQuest DC, a GIS-based web map that provides historical data on approximately 127,000 extant buildings in Washington, D.C. The historic data is easily retrievable and can be queried and mapped, providing a new tool for illustrating the city’s building history and patterns of urban development.

Photo Contest

Posted on November 16, 2016

In anticipation of the 60th anniversary of the Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour, the Society is sponsoring a photo contest – “The Capitol Hill Home”.  Entries due by February 10, 2017. Read more »

Holiday Crafts for Children

Posted on November 12, 2016

CHRS will host a free jewelry making activity in the Eastern Market North Hall from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 27. Read more »

Ugly Gas Meters Mar Capitol Hill

Posted on October 29, 2016

Washington Gas is installing ugly new and, obtrusive gas meters over the objection of homeowners.   A loophole in the building permit law appears responsible. Read more »

Hilloween 2016

Posted on October 29, 2016

Hilloween is an annual free street party outside of Eastern Market (7th Street SE from North Carolina Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue SE). This year it took place on Friday, October 28, and featured a hay ride, face painting, crafts, a photo booth, music, and a lot more. Photos Read more »

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  • House Tour 2015 refreshment breakHouse Tour 2015 refreshment break
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  • Gary Peterson interviews Ellen McCarthy, Director OPGary Peterson interviews Ellen McCarthy, Director OP

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