In accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement, the final Construction Protection Plan and the official D.C. State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Concurrence Letter have been made available on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel website.
Do we need more objective criteria for evaluating demolition permits for historic properties? That question was addressed in a variety of ways by William B. King at the inaugural Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture on March 27, 2015 at HillCenter. Event Photos
The Marine Barracks Washington proposal to replace their barracks building (BEQ) at 8th and I Streets, SE with a new BEQ is now in the Environmental Impact stage and a draft EIS has been issued. There will be a public meeting at Tyler School, 1001 G St. SE, on April 22, 2015, 5:30-8:30 pm. Additional information: www.mbweis.com.
The April 16, 2015 Preservation Cafe will feature conservator and Capitol Hill neighbor, Justine P. Bello. She will speak about the history, context, conservation and construction of various public monuments across Capitol Hill, from the relatively modest sculpture of Nathanael Greene in Stanton Park to the mighty Grant Memorial to the contentious “Swamp Fox” statue planned for Marion Park.
On March 13, 2015, the Society petitioned Gretchen Pfaehler, Chair of HPRB in support of the Swampoodle addition to the Capitol Hill Historic District (Case 15-01). Swampoodle Nomination HP Staff Report Read more »
On January 28, 2015, we celebrated our 60th anniversary in the newly renovated parish hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Over 100 members and guests attended, and were treated to music, food, cake, and reminiscences about some of CHRS’s victories in past decades by members who took part. Photos of the event are posted here. Read more »
Happy Birthday to us! January 28, 2015 marked the 60th birthday of CHRS.
In celebration, a series of articles will run in the Hill Rag, outlining our long history of community preservation.
Additional articles have been commissioned to run in our newsletter. Read more »
Rebecca Sheir, Host of the program “Metro Connection,” on WAMU aired an interview with long-time CHRS member and Hill resident Hazel Kreinheder and CHRS President Lisa Dale Jones on February 6, 2015. That segment is part of a full hour of stories about living on Capitol Hill. Other segments include an appreciation of Steve Cymrot and a look at Reservation 13.