2022 Photo Contest Winners

Posted on March 17th, 2022 by Elizabeth Nelson

In anticipation of the 65th anniversary of the Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour, the Society sponsored a photo contest – “The Capitol Hill Home”. We are pleased to announce the winners:  Congratulations to David Parkes, Patrick Serfass, and Margit Leiner-Henry. View photos…

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Removing Permastone – 1017 C St. SE

Posted on November 16th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

You may have noticed the work underway at 1017 C St. SE and wondered “what’s up”… The owners are restoring the facade, removing the Permastone that was installed in 1956. Learn more at a virtual Preservation Cafe, Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

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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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Census Redistricting

Posted on October 15th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

The October  Hill Rag includes an article on how Census redistricting may affect Ward boundaries – including link to on-line mapping tool.

Architecture on Capitol Hill – September 2021

Posted on June 27th, 2021 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.

This tour is sold out but will be offered again on November 13.
Tour Times:
Saturday, September 11 at 1pm and 3pm

Queen Anne at 617 A St. NE



Hollywood on The Hill – Tour September 2021

Posted on June 25th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

Mike Canning presents Hollywood on the Hill, May 2021

Mike Canning, a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Association, has reviewed movies for the Hill Rag newspaper in DC for over 25 years, writing often on the depiction of Washington in American feature films. This led to a commission by the Friends of Southeast Library for a book focusing on DC movies, “Hollywood on the Potomac.” Mike will lead a group of  cinephiles along East Capitol Street, where he will point out prominent location sites and offer both historical lore and cinematic anecdotes.

An easy stroll, approximately a half-mile, lasting about  an hour plus time for Q&A. Be prepared to walk in any weather. We will follow the CDC guidelines, and District of Columbia regulations, in effect at the time of the tours regarding outdoor mask requirements.

Autographed copies of “Hollywood on the Potomac” will be available for sale, $10 (cash/check). Recap of Mike’s presentation at a Preservation Café.

 

Tickets no longer available.  Check the November schedule for tours that may be of interest.
Tour Times:
Saturday, September 11 at 1 pm
Sunday, September 12 at  1pm


IN THE LINE OF FIRE, Clint Eastwood, 1993, ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Oscar nominated stars Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks in the 1987 film Broadcast News

Notable People – Tour September 2021

Posted on June 25th, 2021 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. We will follow the CDC guidelines, and District of Columbia regulations, in effect at the time of the tours regarding outdoor mask requirements.

Tickets are not longer available. Check the November schedule for other tours that may be of interest.
Tour Times:
Saturday, September 11 at 10 am, 1pm and 3pm
Sunday, September 12 at 10 am, 1pm and 3pm

Buffalo Bill Was Here

Home of Congressman John Lewis

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