Archive for June, 2021

Architecture on Capitol Hill – September 2021

Posted on June 27th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

On Capitol Hill, a wide range of architectural styles and features are on display. Learn about the changing tastes and practical decisions that informed the builders’ choices. This tour was developed by CHRS President and Chair of the CHRS Historic Preservation Committee, Beth Purcell. Beth is an architectural historian with an MA in Historic Preservation […]

Hollywood on The Hill – Tour September 2021

Posted on June 25th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

Mike Canning, a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Association, has reviewed movies for the Hill Rag newspaper in DC for over 25 years, writing often on the depiction of Washington in American feature films. This led to a commission by the Friends of Southeast Library for a book focusing on DC movies, “Hollywood […]

Notable People – Tour September 2021

Posted on June 25th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

Notable People of Capitol Hill: Visit the homes of some of the many fascinating politicians, activists, artists, writers, and others who, from the early 19th-century to contemporary times, have made Capitol Hill their home. Curious to know where that famous Washington power couple, James Carville and Mary Matalin, made their nest and William Cody aka Buffalo […]

Independence! – Eastern Market Main Street

Posted on June 25th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

Our friends at Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS) are hosting “Independence!,” one-of-a-kind walking and beverage-tasting tour, July 3 from 2-5 pm,

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Capitol Hill July 4th Parade 2021

Posted on June 25th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

Photos: Live and In-Person! Back to normal only better! It felt great to have an in-person 4th of July Parade on Capitol Hill. 

Alleys of Capitol Hill – September 2021

Posted on June 20th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

Capitol Hill has many hidden alleys and charming one-block streets with a past mix of residential and industrial uses.  Explore these unique communities, their houses and history, their ups and downs, who lived there in the past and who lives there now. Gessford Ct., Walter St., Kings Ct., Duvall Ct., Cluss Ct. Take a virtual peek […]

Mural Tour

Posted on June 20th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

Capitol Hill is home to many dazzling (some, quite literally) works of art, painted on the exteriors of homes and businesses. Some murals are well known to the community – others may be familiar only to their immediate neighbors or have been recently added, including a tribute to Sally Ride, Kamala Harris and Ruth Bader […]

House Expo 2021

Posted on June 20th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

On Saturday, October 30, from 10 am – 4 pm, CHRS will hold a free House Expo at the Eastern Market North Hall, featuring a wide variety of home service exhibitors. Everyone wants to properly maintain their homes and many of us are planning home enhancement projects. Finding qualified experts to do this work can present a challenge. Often […]