Inaugural Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture – DC’s Historic Preservation Law

Posted on February 16, 2015

Do we need more objective criteria for evaluating demolition permits for historic properties?  That question will be addressed in a variety of ways at the inaugural Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture on Friday, March 27, 2015, 7 p.m. at HillCenter, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE. Note: A brief membership meeting will precede the lecture at 6:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Read more »

Talks from the 60th Anniversary Celebration at St. Mark’s

Posted on February 10, 2015

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 Photos Read more »

CHRS Celebrates 60 Years

Posted on February 6, 2015

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 »

Capitol Hill’s Long Tradition of Community Activism

Posted on January 13, 2015

By Lucinda Prout Janke

Capitol Hill residents have a long history of activism. From its earliest days as a fledgling neighborhood, more than one actually, in the federal capital established in 1790, its inhabitants have proven activist and even a bit feisty. Read more »

Preservation Topics in Hill Rag

Posted on January 6, 2015

During the Society’s 60th Birthday year, the Hill Rag is running a series of articles detailing our long history of  community preservation.

January 2015 – A Look at Capitol Hill Restoration Society’s Early History by John Muller
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