Celebrating Eastern Market for 150 Years – Preservation Cafe

Posted on January 20th, 2023 by Elizabeth Nelson

Eastern Market ca 1983

 Robert Pohl, local historian, author, and tour guide, will present “Celebrating Eastern Market for 150 Years” at an in-person Preservation Café, Thursday, March 30, 2023. The event will begin at 6:30 pm in the Eastern Market North Hall.

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Our Industrial Past Tour – April 2023

Posted on January 13th, 2023 by Elizabeth Nelson

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 walking 1 mile in about 90 minutes.

Tickets will be sold through Eventbrite.
Tour Time:
Saturday, April 1, 1:30 pm.
Starting location is 111 10th St. SE – Please arrive 10 minutes before tour time.

National Capital Brewery

 

Residence Assoc. with Organ Factory

Notable People Tour – April 2023

Posted on January 13th, 2023 by Elizabeth Nelson

Notable People with Angie Schmidt, May 2021

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 Bill hung his hat? Your guide will show you.

The tours will cover  2 miles in about 1.5-2 hours. Be prepared to walk in any weather; a raincoat or umbrella may be necessary. Comfortable shoes are a must.

Tickets will be sold through Eventbrite.
Tour Time:
Saturday, April 1, 1:30 pm.

Starting location is triangle park where Massachusetts Ave intersects with 9th and A Sts. NE – Please arrive 10 minutes before tour time.

Buffalo Bill Was Here

Home of Congressman John Lewis

SE Alleys Walking Tour – April 2023

Posted on January 13th, 2023 by Elizabeth Nelson

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 Ct., Cluss Ct. Take a virtual peek inside Undine & Carl Nash’s re-purposed-warehouse residence on Adolf Class Ct. SE. Or read this article on Urban Turf.
Plan on walking about 2 miles in a little over 2 hours. Be prepared to walk in any weather; a raincoat or umbrella may be necessary. Comfortable shoes are a must.

Tickets will be sold through Eventbrite.
Tour Time:
Saturday, April 1, 1:30 pm.

Starting location is 233 12th St. SE – Please arrive 10 minutes before tour time.

29 Kings Ct. SE

Modern alley dwellings on Duvall Ct. SE

House Expo 2022 Photos

Posted on October 30th, 2022 by Elizabeth Nelson

N & M House Detectives –  nmhousedetectives.com

W.S Jenks Hardware – wsjenks.com

DC Access – dcaccess.net

Wilcox Electric –  wilcox-electric.com

Check Burger, Caldwell Banker – Chuck Burger

Patrick Design – parick.com

Abay Iron & Metal Work –  abayironworks.com

Chris Cox, First Savings Mortgage – Chris Cox, Loan Officer

 

State Farm Insurance – Mike Jones

Chemstrip Refinishing – chemstripmd.com

Dave Taylor Hauling/Handyman – taylordavid092@gmail.com

Cole Roof Systems – coleroofsystems.com

DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) – doee.dc.gov

Image Painting – imagepainting.com

American Professional Chimney – AmericanProfessionalChimney.com

Merlino Construction Group – merlinoconstructiongroup.com

Together, we can make rooftop solar the cornerstone of a modern clean energy system. solarunitedneighbors.org

Michaliga Masonry – michaligamasonry.com

Masterworks Window Fashions & Design – masterworksdesign.com

DC Fire & EMS – fems.dc.gov

Eastern Market Citizens Advisory Council (EMCAC) – easternmarket-dc.org/emcac/

International Darksky Association – darksky.org

Joel Truitt Management- joeltruitt.com

Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) – hsema.dc.gov

Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS) – easternmarketmainstreet.org

Metropolitan Police Dept (MPDC) – mpdc.dc.gov

Whether buyer, seller, lender or agent, expect a quick response Woodland Escrow & Title

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital –hillcenterdc.org and Capitol Hill Village (CHV) –capitolhillvillage.org

Family Tour – November 2022

Posted on October 6th, 2022 by Elizabeth Nelson

Experience Capitol Hill as it was 100 years ago. Designed to satisfy the curiosity of elementary school age children, this tour was developed by CHRS President and Capitol Hill mom, Angie Schmidt. We’ll keep it short – no more than an hour – to keep it comfortable for young tour-goers. Be prepared to walk in any weather; a raincoat or umbrella may be necessary. Comfortable shoes are a must.

Someone MIGHT have also parked their bicycle here 100 years ago – do you know why?

Ever wonder how much or how little has changed in elementary education in the last 100 years?

CHRS