High-Kelvin LED Streetlights

Posted on March 25, 2017

DDOT has just released a detailed map showing the location of every (light emitting diode) LED street light installed in the District of Columbia, including their correlated color temperatures: 4000 Kelvin and 5000 Kelvin LEDs.   There are many 4000 and 5000 K streetlights on Capitol Hill.

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2017 Dick Wolf Lecture – Adapting to Sea Level Rise

Posted on March 18, 2017

Kelsey Robertson, winner of the 2017 Dick Wolf Prize, will present Historic Districts & Climate Change: examining the vulnerability of the District’s historic districts to sea level rise, Friday, March 24, 2017, 7 p.m., at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE. To be preceded by a brief Membership Meeting at 6:45 p.m.

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Antique or Modern – Preservation Cafe

Posted on March 4, 2017

Is that transom over your door a 1890s treasure or a 1980s addition? Can’t tell your cast iron from your mild steel? And what color did people paint their houses in the 1920s, anyway? Learn more on Wednesday March 15, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Northeast Library, 330 7th St. NE.  Read more »

Historic District Conversation

Posted on March 3, 2017

The Friends of Kingman Park Civic Association invite the public to attend an “Informational Panel on Historic Districts, Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at St. Coletta of Greater Washington, 1910 Independence Ave. SE. Read more »

2017 Photo Contest Winners

Posted on March 2, 2017

In anticipation of the 60th anniversary of the Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour, the Society sponsored a photo contest – “The Capitol Hill Home”. We are pleased to announce the winners: Steve Fall, 1st place; Jane Hoffman, 2nd place; Oscar Alvarez, 3rd place; Robert Weinstein, 4th place. View photos…

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Virginia Avenue Park Re-Design Meeting

Posted on February 10, 2017

CSX requested community input regarding the redesign of the Virginia Avenue Park at a meeting  held at Capitol Quarter Community Center, 1000 5th St. SE, on  February 4, 2017. Proposal

 

Emerald Street Historic District Nomination

Posted on February 5, 2017

Residents of Emerald Street NE (between 13th/14/E/F streets) have been working to make their street a historic district.  ANC 6A sponsored the historic district nomination.  The DC Historic Preservation Office has accepted the Emerald Street Historic District nomination for filing and assigned it Case No.17-05. (Emerald Street HD nomination)

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