In anticipation of the 62nd anniversary of the Mothers Day House and Garden Tour (May 12 & 13), the Society is sponsoring a photo contest – “The Capitol Hill Home” – entries are due March 16, 2019. 2018 winners 2017 winners Read more »
On Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7 pm, John Hillegass, winner of the 2019 Dick Wolf Prize, will present a lecture on the decision to dismantle the Washington DC streetcar system in favor of buses. Read more »
Residential property owners in the four squares 752, 753, 777 and 778 bounded by Second to Fourth Streets, and F to H Streets, NE in Washington DC are invited to apply to the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) for home improvement grants. Read more »
DDOT’s Public Space Committee will address these at two public hearings, the regular meeting to be held Friday, March 15, 2019, 5 pm and a special meeting, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 1 pm. Written comments due by March 15 at 5 pm. The most recent version (2-1-2019) of the draft Small Cell Guidelines Small Cell Design Guidelines – released by DDOT Public Space Committee, Friday, February 1, 2019 – DDOT Small Cell Page Read more »
For the past three years CHRS has participated in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) undertaken by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for the expansion of the Union Station Rail Terminal. Read more »
A word of thanks to our supporters: We count on your assistance in keeping Capitol Hill the vibrant, beautiful historic neighborhood we all love.
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Below is text and illustrations from a paper by Nancy Metzger delineating, describing and documenting spaces surrounding buildings in the Capitol Hill Historic District. The complete paper, which maintains the original formatting, is available for download in .pdf format: StreetscapeSpacesNancyMetzger112018. Read more »