Archive for September, 2014


Posted on September 26th, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

If you see a swarm of bees, don’t try to kill them! They might be honey bees, which are in need of our protection. Contact — and write Swarm in the subject line or call (202) 255-4318. Many of the District’s beekeepers are on the emergency list, and will show up to gather swarmed […]

Future of Frager’s

Posted on September 26th, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

Frager’s Hardware of Capitol Hill has reached an agreement with Roadside Development, LLC, a District based developer, to purchase its property at 1101-1117 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, on Capitol Hill. After development, Frager’s will return as their anchor tenant under a long-term lease.

Barracks Row Day 2014

Posted on September 25th, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

CHRS hosted a booth with activities for children to enjoy while we shared our mission with the adults.   

Valuing our Unique Urban Forest/CHRS Membership Meeting

Posted on September 20th, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

Marty O’Brien, Chief Operating Officer of Casey Trees, presented “Valuing our Unique Urban Forest” on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7 pm  at HillCenter, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE.  CHRS members reviewed and approved the FY 2014-2015 budget prior to the presentation.

Update on 1229 E Street, SE (the shotgun house)

Posted on September 19th, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

In July 2014 DCRA and HPO inspected the building at 1229 E Street, SE and determined that the building is still salvageable.  On September 18, 2014,  the HPRB voted to deny the property owner’s request to raze the shotgun house.    DCRA is seeking bids from contractors to stabilize the building.

Preservation Cafe – Breweries of Capitol Hill

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

The Breweries of Capitol Hill was the topic of a Preservation Cafe, September 17, 2014 from 6:30- 7 p.m. at Ebenezers Coffee House, 2nd & F Sts. NE.

Maintaining Your Home

Posted on September 12th, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

Articles and resources on home maintenance: Window Restoration:’t-replace-your-antique-windows     Case Study: