Ghosts of Capitol Hill – Preservation Cafe

Posted on August 25th, 2019 by Elizabeth Nelson

Justine Bello will present Ghosts of Capitol Hill, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6:30 pm at East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

Architectural “ghost” – evidence of a building now gone

Have you ever seen a ghost? Chances are you have without even realizing it. Walking is not required to celebrate the season with a ghostly tour of Capitol Hill!  As one of DC’s oldest neighborhoods, Capitol Hill is rich with built history–both the buildings that survive, and stories from those that have been lost. Justine Bello, architectural conservator and Capitol Hill denizen, will introduce some Capitol Hill buildings that once graced our neighborhood.  Then, the she will discuss the phenomenon of architectural “ghosts” — the physical evidence that remains of buildings that are now gone — to help the audience better understand their homes and neighborhood.  

The event is free, no reservations required and the public is encouraged to attend.

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