Tour of Tours: Community Evolution Near Logan School

Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by Heather Schoell

How many stories can you find in one of Capitol Hill’s square blocks? If it’s the square with Logan School at 3rd and F streets NE, the answer is many. In this tour, you’ll meet Rosina Tucker, an important civil rights activist you’ve probably never heard of. Spy the path of Reedy Creek, once a major impediment to building this neighborhood. Imagine the impact of building the magnificent Union Station just two blocks west of this site. And you’ll understand the perseverance it took to establish Logan School, which has expanded from 1892 to the present day. An easy stroll, approximately a half-mile, lasting about  an hour plus time for Q&A.

SOLD OUT Tour Times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am

 

 

Old Logan School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

235 F St. NE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eat the Rainbow!

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Tour of Tours: Notable People of Capitol Hill

Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by Heather Schoell

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 Barack Obama snoozed while a Senator from Illinois and William Cody aka Buffalo Bill hung his hat? Your guide will show you. Plan on walking about 3 miles in 2.5 hours.

SOLD OUT Tour Times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm

 

Buffalo Bill Was Here

Home of Congressman John Lewis



Tour of Tours: Whimsy of Capitol Hill

Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by Heather Schoell

Have fun exploring the whimsy of Capitol Hill! For the young and young at heart. Tour-goers will be guided through streets and alleys near Lincoln Park, with a scavenger hunt list of fun-to-find items. These include murals, yard ornaments and water features – the special touches beloved by Capitol Hill neighbors. A meet-up location will be emailed to guests prior to the event. Children will be provided with worksheets and pencils so they can “keep score”. Plan on walking about 2 miles in a little over an hour.

SOLD OUT Tour Times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm

 

234 14th St. NE

Gypsy the Cow

Tour of Tours: Parks – Treasures of Capitol Hill

Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by Heather Schoell

From Marion Park to Garfield Park and the neighborhood between them. From L’Enfant’s plans to the 21st century. When Pierre Charles L’Enfant developed his 1791 plan for the City of Washington, he established a network of public spaces, squares, linked by broad avenues. These squares were designated for variety of public functions, including serving as social centers of the neighborhoods. Marion Park is one such square. The residential neighborhood around it, and leading toward Garfield Park, evolved over centuries into a rich tapestry of buildings, old and new. On this walking tour we will share stories of buildings, organizations and people in the area while allowing the youngest tour-goers to enjoy the parks. Expect to walk about a mile. Tour will last between and hour and an hour and a half.

SOLD OUT Tour times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am/1pm/4pm

Dent School, Now Capitol Hill Day

101 N. Carolina Ave. SE, Formerly the Home for Working Girls

 

 

Tour of Tours: Hollywood on the Hill

Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by Heather Schoell

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. His reviewing led to a commission by the Friends of Southeast Library (F.O.S.E.L.) for a book focusing on DC movies, “Hollywood on the Potomac,” published several years ago. In this hour-long walking tour, Mike will lead a group of local cinephiles to a number of sites 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.

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

SOLD OUT Tour Times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am and 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



Tour of Tours: Our Industrial Past

Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by Heather Schoell

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.

SOLD OUT Tour Times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm

 

National Capital Brewery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residence Assoc. with Organ Factory

Tour of Tours: The Resistance

Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by Heather Schoell

Visit the Capitol Hill institutions and residences, and hear the stories of a diverse set of people and groups who have stood up for political, social, and cultural change in the area of civil, women’s, and gay rights. Some names are well known, like Frederick Douglass and John Lewis. Others, including Belva Lockwood and John Paynter are less familiar. Robert Pohl, local professional tour guide and author, will lead the tour; he can be found  at www.facebook.com/RobertPohlAuthor. Plan on walking 2 miles.

SOLD OUT Tour Times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm

Philip Reid: Enslaved Man Responsible for the Statue of Freedom Standing Today

 

Belva Lockwood, 1st Woman Lawyer Before the Supreme Court

 

 

631 G St. SE Garage Addition

Posted on March 18th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB or the Board), considered this case at its virtual hearing on March 4, 2021.

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