Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Shotgun House – Archaeology Dig in Progress

Posted on January 25th, 2017

Capitol Hill residents were recently treated to a rare glimpse of the past at the site of the Shotgun House at 1229 E Street, SE. Passers-by have doubtless noticed that the Shotgun House is no longer standing. What they may not know is that it has been carefully dis-assembled and the materials inventoried, so that it can be moved and restored very near its original location. In the meantime, the site is an active archaeological dig – a very rare occurrence in the Capitol Hill Historic District and an opportunity for neighbors and historians to learn more about early life in the nation’s capitol.

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1229 E Street SE – “Shotgun House”

Posted on October 17th, 2014

We believe that the owner of the shotgun house at 1229 E Street, SE  has engaged in demolition by neglect by failing to maintain the building, and as a result, has blighted the surrounding neighborhood for a number of years. 

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Update on 1229 E Street, SE (the shotgun house)

Posted on September 19th, 2014

In July 2014 DCRA and HPO inspected the building at 1229 E Street, SE and determined that the building is still salvageable.  On September 18, 2014,  the HPRB voted to deny the property owner’s request to raze the shotgun house.    DCRA is seeking bids from contractors to stabilize the building.