Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Scavenger Hunt 2020

Posted on July 7th, 2020 by Elizabeth Nelson

Since this scavenger hunt was originally published, in May 2020, several items have disappeared. We’ve left their pictures in place to acknowledge the amusement they provided but have noted their absence. As we become aware of others, we’ll update. Below are pictures of the items to seek.

All are visible from the street.  Download a Photo List , if you wish. [Photographers: Maygene Daniels, Jackie Krieger, Norman Metzger, Elizabeth Nelson, Beth Purcell, Betsy Rutkowski]

We’ve included photos from across The Hill (some iconic, others more obscure), an excuse to check out nooks and crannies you don’t often visit. To make the hunting a bit easier, they’re arranged into Northeast and Southeast groupings. Or be an armchair traveler and enjoy the sights from the comfort of your own home.

Have fun exploring the whimsy of Capitol Hill!

New members and donations are always appreciated! JOIN/DONATE

Many Thanks to our House Tour sponsors:

Northeast  Critters

Stegosaurus

Robot

Gnome on horseback

Peacock

Ganesha (elephant god)

Yellow Giraffe

Butterfly (gone but not forgotten)

Cranes

Frog

Gnome with Lantern

Flamingos

Pink Elephant (gone but not forgotten)

Griffin

Owl

Balance (handstand)

Bear in the woods

Deer

Cow

Giraffe browsing

Lumberjack

Chinese Lion-dogs

Dragon

Southeast Critters

Goat

Shy Giraffe

Flying Dog

Demon

Capitalsaurus

Brass Hog

Grasshopper

Eggs

Stag

Piggies

Plump Frog

John Phillip Sousa

Treestump Owl

Newspaper Elephant

Woman – Olive Seward

Turtle

Sea Serpent

Moai (Easter Island heads)

Buddha

Tiki Idol

Knight

Lion

Striped Bear

Dog with basket

Chicken

Narwhals

Many Thanks to our House Tour sponsors: The Rob & Brent Group – TTR Sotheby’sNational Capital BankColdwell Banker (Don Denton)Hill Rag

And 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, 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, 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)

Thanks, also, to our many friends: East City Bookshop, Labyrinth Games & Puzzles, Community Forklift, Eastern Market, Eastern Market Mainstreet, Frager’s Hardware, Hill Center, Hill’s Kitchen, Groovy DC, Capitol Hill Art League, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Capitol Hill Village, Joseph Harrison Snyder, Artist

While we’re waiting for the traditional House & Garden tour, we’re getting ready for a virtual  House Tour this fall, featuring homes from past tours.  We think you’ll really enjoy making the cursor “walk” you through the homes and zoom in on points of interest!

We’re currently seeking $100 sponsors to help defray the cost of the virtual tour. Is there a restaurant or school that you’d like to help promote? Or maybe you’d prefer to become a member? Whichever way, we hope you’ll be a part of CHRS. Please contact Jackie_Krieger@yahoo.com if you’d like to purchase an ad. Thanks!