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.
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.
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? The March 15, 2017 Preservation Café featured local architectural conservator and Capitol Hill resident, Justine P. Bello, speaking on the topic “Antique or Modern: Identifying Original Architectural Details in Your Home.” Read more »
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 »
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…
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
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)