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Archive for February, 2015

Workshop for Children – If Buildings Could Talk!

Posted on February 20th, 2015

If Buildings Could Talk! Why Preservation Matters: Architecture and Historic Preservation Workshop for Children Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10 am – noon

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

Posted on February 10th, 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 posted here.

Overbeck Lecture: Alice Dunnigan “Alone Atop the Hill”

Posted on February 9th, 2015

On Tuesday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m., author and attorney Carol McCabe Booker will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture based on the newly republished autobiography of Alice Dunnigan, who overcame both race and gender barriers as the first black woman to break into the national press corps in Washington. 

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60th Anniversary Photos

Posted on February 7th, 2015


CHRS Celebrates 60 Years

Posted on February 6th, 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.

CHRS on WAMU radio

Posted on February 4th, 2015

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 […]

Efforts continue to stop the CSX Tunnel Project

Posted on February 3rd, 2015

On February 2, 2015, the Committee of 100 filed a reply in support of its application for a preliminary injunction against the CSX tunnel project. This detailed legal document spells out the reasons the project should not go forward at this time. A hearing on the Motion for a Preliminary Injunction will be held on February 17, […]

CSX – Virginia Avenue Tunnel

Posted on February 2nd, 2015

CSX and its contractor, Clark/Parsons, are sponsoring an open house for the community from 4:30-7:30 p.m. this coming Thursday, February 5, 2015.