Capitol Hill Restoration Society

What Secrets Lie Beneath the Shotgun House?

Posted on May 29th, 2017

Dr. Ruth Trocolli, the DC Historic Preservation Office’s District Archaeologist, was the guest speaker at the June 21, 2017 membership meeting. event photos Presentation slides (12.5MB)

Dr. Trocolli directed the excavation of the site at 1229 E St. SE, a pre-civil war home which is often referred to as “the shotgun house” for its architectural style – a style that is common in New Orleans but unusual in Capitol Hill. At the Members’ Meeting, Dr. Trocolli and her team presented the results of their excavation; a display of artifacts found at the site accompanied the presentation.


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