What Secrets Lie Beneath the Shotgun House?

Posted on May 29th, 2017 by Elizabeth Nelson

Dr. Ruth Trocolli, the DC Historic Preservation Office’s District Archaeologist, will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday, June 21, 2017 membership meeting. Dr. Trocolli directed the excavation of the site at 1229 E St. SE, a pre-civil war home which is often referred to as “the shotgun house” for its architectural style – a style that is common in New Orleans but unusual in Capitol Hill. At the Members’ Meeting, Dr. Trocolli and her team will present the results of their excavation; a display of artifacts found at the site will accompany the presentation.

The event will be held on at 7 p.m. in Drummond Hall at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE. A business meeting for all members will take place at 6:40pm, at which the results of the elections for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors will be announced.

The event is free and handicapped accessible.  The public is encouraged to attend. No reservations required. Street parking is available. The nearest Metro is Eastern Market.

Additional photos and information can be found at chrs.org/shotgun-house-archaeology-dig-in-progress/