Celebrate 65 Years of Touring! Saturday, May 7, 4 – 7 pm – Sunday, May 8, 1 – 5 pm (some activities begin before the main tour hours, see below) The Capitol Hill Restoration Society’s annual House & Garden Tour is one of the highlights of the Capitol Hill calendar. After two years of outdoor-only and virtual tours, we are planning […]
Uncovering the History of the District’s Buried Streams, a virtual Preservation Cafe, was recorded Tuesday, February 15, 2022.
It’s increasingly difficult to picture, but Capitol Hill was once home to many industrial and commercial operations including manufacturing, beer brewing, coal yards, and other now-vanished businesses. Traces remain; you’ve doubtless walked by them and wondered about their origins. Join the “Our Industrial Past” tour to learn about this fascinating aspect of the neighborhood. Plan […]
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 […]