Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Photo Contest 2020 – The Capitol Hill Home

Posted on February 8th, 2020

In anticipation of the 63rd anniversary of the Mothers Day House and Garden Tour, the Society held a photo contest – “The Capitol Hill Home” – entries were due Sunday, March 15, 2020. Congratulations to the 2020 winners2019 winners  2018 winners 2017 winners

You know it when you see it. The quintessential Capitol Hill home. It could be a bay-front Victorian. Arched windows, perhaps, and maybe a tall double door front entry or iron steps. It may not be the house itself but some almost hidden feature steals the show: a small, round window overlooking an alleyway; an old corbel architectural adornment has no structural function, brick detail over the front door, the stained glass transom window, or the rusted fountain in the yard. For each of us, it’s a different answer.

Emerald Street architectural detail

We’d like to know how you define “The Capitol Hill Home.”  So show us – take a hi-resolution (1MB or larger) exterior shot of what you think makes a home a Capitol Hill home and email it to If you are using a cell phone photo, text it to 202.329.7864. Be sure to include your name and address, email address, and the address of the property in the photo.

The winning images will be awarded two complementary passes to the 2020 CHRS Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour and will be displayed on the website.

In submitting your photo to the CHRS House Tour photo contest, you agree that it will become the property of CHRS, which may reproduce, modify, and digitize and adapt the photograph. You retain the right to continued use of the image.