From L’Enfant’s plans to the 21st century. When Pierre Charles L’Enfant developed his 1791 plan for the City of Washington, he established a network of public spaces, squares, linked by broad avenues. These squares were designated for variety of public functions, including serving as social centers of the neighborhoods. Marion Park is one such square. […]
Visit the Capitol Hill institutions and residences, and hear the stories of a diverse set of people and groups who have stood up for political, social, and cultural change in the area of civil, women’s, and gay rights. Some names are well known, like Frederick Douglass and John Lewis. Others, including Belva Lockwood and John […]
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 […]
Capitol Hill has many hidden alleys and charming one-block streets with a past mix of residential and industrial uses and some of our most diverse populations. 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 […]
Dessert and coffee party for CHRS members at Hill Center – Wednesday, September 22, 6:30 pm. [photos]
The presentation by Paul DonVito of Architectural Window Corporation, originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 29, 2020, 6:30 pm – has been postponed.