Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Lost Farms & Estates of Washington DC – Preservation Cafe

Posted on November 24th, 2020

This event was recorded: Lost Farms and Estates of Washington, D.C.Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:30 pm. Kim Prothro Williams, Author and Architectural Historian, will be the featured speaker.    Join us from the comfort of your own home, as architectural historian Kim Prothro Williams discusses her recent book on rural Washington.  Her presentation will provide alluring historic images of the District’s cultural landscape as it evolved from its establishment as the nation’s capital to the early 20th century.

Ruppert Farm off Georgia Ave.

The discovery of a springhouse from a mid-1800s farm two blocks off  upper 16th Street NW launched Williams on a search for other remnants of Washington’s rural past. After much effort and research, she and her team from the D.C. Historic Preservation Office identified dozens of structures that have survived to tell the tale of rural Washington.

Our CHRS Preservation Cafés are free to CHRS members and non members.

Pierce Mill Farm