Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Exploring House History in the Time of COVID – Preservation Cafe

Posted on January 11th, 2021

This event was recorded: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 6:30 pm, Maygene Daniels an architectural archivist, will present a virtual Preservation Cafe, “Exploring House History in the Time of COVID.

The essence of our historic Capitol Hill neighborhood lies in the combined stories of its contributing buildings – homes, stores, churches, schools and more. Even though COVID has closed archives, libraries and government offices, essential, rich web resources are still  readily available for study of these structures.

600 block of East Capitol Street

Join Maygene Daniels on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 pm for the next CHRS virtual Preservation Cafe to learn how to use these free on-line sources to explore the history of your own house and our Capitol Hill neighborhood. You will discover that a wealth of resources is readily available to study and understand  the history of your house and your block and its development over time. You also will be introduced to the importance of the L’Enfant street grid and early building regulations as these have shaped our neighborhood. 

Maygene is an architectural archivist who has worked with DC historical materials throughout her career.

Meeting “handouts”: Five Easy On-line Steps to Learn About Capitol Hill Buildings
Principal On-line and in-person Capitol Hill House History Resources

630-656 East Capitol St. NE

Our CHRS Preservation Cafes are free to CHRS members and non members. Please consider joining CHRS!