Mural Tour

Posted on July 13th, 2020 by Elizabeth Nelson

Capitol Hill is home to many dazzling (some, quite literally) works of art, painted on the exteriors of homes and businesses. Some murals are well known to the community – but we’ve included them because we love them and the Mural Tour wouldn’t be complete without them.  Others may be familiar only to their immediate neighbors. Several of them have been on view for decades but many are more recent, including those that are part of the DC Statehood Murals project. A couple are on the sidewalk.  One is not actually a mural at all but it’s art on the exterior of a structure, so no reason not to give it the attention it deserves.

While the Tour can be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your home, we hope that many will use this opportunity to walk our streets and alleys. Art is always best appreciated in person; particularly true in this case where the scale and placement of the work made photography a challenge. To make it easier to find what you’re looking for we’ve prepared this downloadable handout  and the Hill Rag has an article and map in the October 2020 issue.

We are continuing to add murals, as we find them. We can’t add them to the Rag map, post publication, but they are included in our handout.

Enjoy other walking tours, including the Whimsy of Capitol Hill photo scavenger hunt and the Historic Sites Tour

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801 Virginia Ave. SE

Stop #1

801 Virginia Ave. SE

801 Virginia Ave. SE

801 Virginia Ave. SE

Underpass on 8th St. SE

Stop #2

Underpass on 8th St. SE

Underpass on 8th St. SE

Underpass on 8th St. SE

Underpass on 8th St. SE

Underpass on 8th St. SE

Underpass on 8th St. SE

745 8th St. SE

Stop #3

727 8th St. SE

Stop #4

726 9th St. SE (rear)

Stop #5

524 8th St. SE

Stop #6

526 8th St. SE

520 8th St. SE

Stop #7

520 8th St. SE

516 8th St. SE (rear)

Stop #8

516 1/2 8th St. SE (rear)

516 1/2 8th St. SE (rear)

516 1/2 8th St. SE (rear)

524 8th St. SE (rear)

501 8th St. SE

Stop #9

419 8th St. SE (temporary)

Stop #10

130 D St. SE (rear)

Stop #11

420 South Capitol St. SE

Stop #12

301 North Carolina Ave. SE

Stop #13

301 North Carolina Ave. SE

301 North Carolina Ave. SE

317 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Stop #14

645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Stop #15

Eastern Market Metro Plaza

Stop #16

323 7th St. SE

Stop #17

323 7th St. SE

212 7th St. SE

Stop #18

Farmers Line at Eastern Market

Stop #19

635 North Carolina Ave. SE

Stop #20

712 East Capitol St. NE

Stop #21

235 F St. NE

Stop #22

235 F St. NE

1106 3rd St. NE

Stop #23

1101 6th St. NE

Stop #23 A [added after map published]

539 8th St. NE

Stop #24

920 F St. NE

Stop #25

640 10th St. NE (rear), DC Statehood mural

Stop #26

640 10th St. NE (rear), DC Statehood mural

640 10th St. NE (rear), DC Statehood mural

640 10th St. NE (rear), DC Statehood mural

640 10th St. NE (rear), DC Statehood mural

506 H St. NE

Stop #27

819 6th St. NE

Stop #28

700 H St. NE

Stop #29

700 block H St. NE (north alley)

Stop #30

700 block H St. NE (north alley)

804 8th St. NE (rear)

901 H St. NE

Stop # 31

822 H St. NE

Stop #32

822 H St. NE

822 H St. NE

900 H St. NE

Stop #33

900 H St. NE

1010 H St. NE

Stop #34

1128 H St. NE

Stop #35

1200 H St. NE

Stop #36

1245 H St. NE

Stop #37

1252 H St. NE

Stop #38

1257 Wylie St. NE

Stop #39

910 13th St. NE

Stop #40

1320 H St. NE

Stop #41

1333 H St. NE, DC Statehood mural

Stop #42

1333 H St. NE, DC Statehood mura

 

1333 H St. NE, DC Statehood mural

1333 H St. NE, DC Statehood mural

1333 H St. NE, DC Statehood mural

1333 H St. NE, DC Statehood mural

1333 H St. NE, DC Statehood mural

1333 H St. NE, DC Statehood mural

1339 H St. NE (rear)

Stop #43

1339 H St. NE (rear)

1339 H St. NE (rear)

1335 H St. NE

Stop #44

1354 H St. NE

Stop # – 44 B (added after map published)

1380 H St. NE

Stop # – 44 C (added after map published)

515 15th St. NE

Stop #45

515 on 15th St. NE

1631 Rosedale St. NE (rear)

Stop #46

1021 E St. NE (rear)

Stop #47

1375 E St. NE (14th St. side)

Stop #48

1250 Constitution Ave NE (13th St. side)

Stop #49

Many Thanks to our House Tour Advertisers:
Borger Management,
Capitol Hill Day School,
Chuck Burger Real Estate (Coldwell Banker),
Gary + Michael Real Estate (Coldwell Banker),
Pettie Tubbs Real Estate (Coldwell Banker),
Congressional Cemetery,
DC Access,
EHT Traceries,
Frager’s Ace Hardware,

101 15th St. NE

Stop #50

Meg Jeanne Phil Real Estate (Compass Realty),
Jackie Libby Crystal – JLC Team (Compass Realty),
Michael Halebian & Co. Rugs,
Nishan Halim, DMD,
Heather Schoell (Berkshire Hathaway/PenFed Realty),
Horton’s Kids,
Lawlor Architects,
N&M House Detectives,

1700 East Capitol St. NE (rear)

Stop #51

Schneider’s of Capitol Hill – Fine Wines and Spirits,
Judi Seiden Group (Berkshire Hathaway/PenFed Realty),
Tech Painting Co.,
Wentworth Architecture Interior Design & Construction,
Wilcox Electric,
Yarmouth Management,
Betsy Rutkowsky (Long & Foster Real Estate)

1518 A St. SE

Stop #52

132 13th St. SE (rear)

Stop #53

 

1314 Independence Ave. SE (rear)

1314 Independence Ave. SE (rear)

Thanks, also, to our many friends:

East City Bookshop,
Labyrinth Games & Puzzles,
Community Forklift,
Eastern Market,

29 Kings Ct. SE (Stop #36 on Historic Sites Tour)

Stop #54

Eastern Market Mainstreet,
Hill Center,
Hill’s Kitchen,
Groovy DC,

1609 E St. SE (rear), partially visible

Stop #55

 

Capitol Hill Art League,
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop,
Capitol Hill Village,
Joseph Harrison Snyder, Artist

Rear G St. SE 1426-1428 (alley)

Stop #56

1426 G St. SE (rear)

500 12th St. SE, Yume Tree

Stop #57

1220 D St. SE, Capitol Hill map, executed in iron bars

Stop #58

1830 Constitution Ave. NE, Eliot Hine MS – no longer extant

1444 Independence Ave. SE – no longer extant

NOMA Additions

100 K St. NE (rear)

25 K St. NE

15 K St. NE

1005 1st St. NE (rear)

 

51 M St. NE

51 M St. NE

51 M St. NE

1179 3rd St. NE

 

 

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