Capitol Hill Restoration Society

2021 Photo Contest Winners

Posted on May 23rd, 2021

In anticipation of the 64th anniversary of the Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour, the Society sponsored a photo contest – “The Capitol Hill Home”. We are pleased to announce the winners:  Congratulations to Robert Weinstein Stephen Morris and Stephanie Cavanaugh. Special mention: Nathaniel Liu. View photos…

1st Place: Pond, Robert Weinstein

Many thanks to all the artists who submitted their work! In images (and words) they convey their unique and personal views of what makes a home a “Capitol Hill Home”.

2nd Place: 11118 Park St. NE, Stephen Morris

3rd Place: 154 11th St. SE, Stephanie Cavanaugh (notice the intriguing sliver of chippendale railings)

Special Mention: Striking images of the US Capitol – the Home of Democracy

Artist’s statement: I think that the fencing of the Capitol disrupted our community when we needed it most, whether for dog walking, safe socialising, or calm reflecting. Like others, I’m grateful for the steps that the Capitol police have taken in pulling back the fence, but I believe that the fence remains the antithesis of the openness and inclusion that the Capitol Hill community is about. – Nathaniel Liu

Nathaniel Liu

Nathaniel Liu

Honorable Mentions:

308-312 Millers Ct. NE, Gabrielle Doyle

323 4th St. SE, Serena Bollinger

“What defines a Capitol Hill home is who is waiting for you inside of it.”

3rd St. NE Garden Gate, Patrick Crowley

29 7th St. SE, Robert Weinstein

820 D St. SE, Stephen Morris

11 7th St. SE, Mary Lischer

The Best of the Rest:

922 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Robert Weinstein

6th & D St. SE, Richard McGarity

314 A St. SE, Louise Holland

“Grandfather Clock peeking through the window”

9th & South Carolina Ave. SE, Crina Mallos

819 East Capitol St. SE, Stephen Morris

Holiday Doors, Walter Dean

“What defines a Capitol Hill home?  The front door, especially during the Christmas holidays”

7th & East Capitol St. SE, Mary Lischer

201 4th St. SE, Stephanie Cavanaugh


And last-but-not-least, a bit of serendipity from Jan Zastrow: “I guess my images are “anti-glamour” 🙂 But still, I think, a legitimate reflection of many unique Capitol Hill homes.”

120 12th St. SE, Jan Zastrow

“Sporting a rotating seasonal exhibit–often with a political message–this Capitol Hill neighbor offers ‘a lot of heart’.”

1259 C St. SE, Jan Zastrow

“A longtime C Street resident entrances passersby with a dizzying array of collectibles.”

1114 E St. SE, Jan Zastrow

“A fun and quirky place with lots of personality.. I think it’s ‘quintessential’ because of its multicultural references with the pots and masks; the cozy seating area–perfect to sit with a bevvie and watch the world go by; and its quirky sculptures (love the bird!)”