Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Beyond the Boundaries – ANC 6A

Posted on October 9th, 2014

Public meetings presenting Capitol Hill history “beyond the boundaries” and the potential of expanding the Capitol Hill Historic District. ANC 6A area: Wednesday, November 5, 6:45 – 8:30 pm, Maury Elementary School, 13th and Constitution Avenue, NE. 

History beyond the boundaries

CHRS has sponsored an architectural historian’s study of the history of Capitol Hill beyond the boundaries of the Capitol Hill Historic District, including:

  • early geography and land conditions
  • early landowners, the federal period
  • the Civil War
  • Shepherd’s Board of Public Works
  • impediments to development and their solution,
  • the World Wars and afterwards

Should the Capitol Hill Historic District be expanded? Should a new historic district be created?

Many people have asked about this. The historians have studied this question and will present their findings.

CHRS is sponsoring public outreach meetings to present this history and recommendations for each ANC area [plus a special meeting for the Rosedale Community, if desired].  A representative of the District’s Historic Preservation Office (HPO) will attend to answer questions about historic districts.  HPO has provided this information in advance of the meeting: FAQs from HPO

Other meetings in the series:

  • ANC 6B area: Monday, November 17, 6:45 – 8:30 pm, HillCenter, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
  • ANC 6C area: Tuesday, November 18, 7 – 9 pm, Northeast Library, 330 7th Street, NE
  • Rosedale community, to be scheduled

All meetings are free and open to the public. RSVP not required.


Beyond The Boundaries Map

Article in Hill Rag