Our Industrial Past – March 2022

Posted on January 14th, 2022 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 may have 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 ($15) are available through EventBrite beginning February 12.
Tour Times:
Saturday, March 26, 1 pm and 3 pm
Sunday, March 26, 1 pm and 3 pm

National Capital Brewery

 

 

 

Residence Assoc. with Organ Factory

Architecture on Capitol Hill – March 2022

Posted on January 14th, 2022 by Elizabeth Nelson

“Horse walk” at 623 A St. NE

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 from George Washington University.
Plan on walking about 2 miles in a little over an hour. Be prepared to walk in any weather; a raincoat or umbrella may be necessary. Comfortable shoes are a must.

Tickets ($15) are available through EventBrite beginning February 12.
Tour Times:
Saturday, March 26, 1 pm and 3 pm
Sunday, March 27, 1 pm and 3 pm


Queen Anne at 617 A St. NE

Alleys of Capitol Hill – March 2022

Posted on January 14th, 2022 by Elizabeth Nelson

Undine Nash in Cluss Ct. Alleys of Capitol Hill

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.
Plan on walking about 2 miles in a little over an hour. Be prepared to walk in any weather; a raincoat or umbrella may be necessary. Comfortable shoes are a must.

Tickets ($15) will be available through Eventbrite beginning February 12.
Tour Times:
Saturday, March 26, 1 pm and 3:30 pm
Sunday, March 27, 1 pm and 3:30 pm

Modern alley dwellings on Duvall Ct. SE

Guided Walking Tours – March 2022

Posted on January 9th, 2022 by Elizabeth Nelson

Frame houses on the Architecture tour

We will offer guided walking tours on March 26 & 27, 2022.  Reservations can made through Eventbrite beginning February 12.

Thanks to the community for keeping CHRS part of Capitol Hill for 66 years! If you haven’t yet, please become a member.

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Bridge Across History – Overbeck Lecture

Posted on November 18th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

The Overbeck Lecture series will present A Bridge Across History, a documentary film premiere and discussion, at 7:30 pm on Monday, December 6, 2021 at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.  

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Walking Tour Photos – November 2021

Posted on November 13th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

A few photos of our November 2021 guided walking tours – Parks: Treasures of Capitol Hill, Architecture of Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Alleys and The Resistance.

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