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May 11 - 12: Capitol Hill
House and Garden Tour
Join us for our 56th annual tour on Mothers Day Weekend. "In the Shadow of the Capitol: Old Traditions, New Beginnings".
12 remarkable homes on a walkable 1.2 mile route through one of Capitol Hill's oldest neighborhoods, between First, Third, C and South Carolina, SE. For tickets, Click here
|A map, showing the
houses on this year's Tour, is located here
PayPal orders may be picked up at the American Legion Hall at 224 D Street SE (not the Hill Center: effective Mayy 11)
CHRS announces nominees for the 2013 -2014 Board of
CHRS WEB SITE HACKED on April 14!!
We have deleted all the files on the web server and re-installed them. You may receive a warning from Google that the site contained viruses within the past ninety days (April 14). If you find problems with the web site please notify the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
History - by Sandy Schmidt
The web page, http://bytesofhistory.org, provides access to documents describing the social history of Washington focusing primarily on the 19th and early 20th centuries. Special emphasis is given to the men and women of the Metropolitan Police Department and the many interesting stories of those interred in Washington cemeteries.
|Barney Circle and
Southeast Boulevard Transportation Planning Study
CHRS has submitted comments to the DC Department of Transportation Concerning this study.
The March 19, 2013 letter is here.
Spingarn Car Barn here
1331 Constitution Avenue NE here
541 Seventh Street SE here
452 New Jersey Avenue SE here
513 C Street NE here
Stuart Hobson Addition here
Heritage Foundation Project at 3rd and Massachusetts NE here
820 C Street SE here
426 11th St. SE here
|Permits 101: What You Need to
Representatives from DC's Historic Preservation Office in the Office of Planning and the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs made presentations at the quarterly Membership Meeting on February 27. The powerPoint presentation by DC's Historic Preservation Office is here. The PowerPoint presentation by Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs is here (DCRA) is here.
Statements on Three Preservation Issues:
Mayor's Agent denies request for demolitionPreservationists are applauding a District of Columbia decision to save a 104 year old carriage house near Lincoln Park which had been neglected by owners for many years.
For more information see HPO decision on 1310 East Capitol St, and Capital Hill Restoration Society press release.
Update on Reservation 13: City seeks proposals for downsized development project
The Deputy Mayor’s Office for Economic Development (DMPED) has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest for development of Parcels F-1 and G-1 on Reservation 13. Responses are due January 7, 2013. See attached DMPED information. See also CHRS News for December 2012/January 2013 for additional information.
on 11th Street Bridge Project
October 18, 2012 -- Latest developments
• New ramp from 11th Street SE to Southbound I-295 Now Open.
• New entrance onto the westbound Southeast Freeway from 11th Street, SE is expected to open in late fall 2012.
• Illegal shortcut from 17th Street & Barney Circle to the Southeast Freeway will be closed in stages, beginning September 17, 2012. This closure is for building the new Southeast/Southwest Boulevard.
• Click here to see details and map.
For more information, www.anacostiawaterfront.org/11thStreetBridge
Call DDOT at 202 741-8538 or email: email@example.com
of Preservation Groups Calls for Thoughtful
Stewardship of Historic Union Station
CHRS -- along with the DC Preservation League, the Committee of 100 on the Federal City, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation -- has released a report highlighting the importance of historic preservation, comprehensive planning, and public involvement in response to expansion plans by Amtrak and other entities at Union Station. Click here for the press release. Click here for the full report.
|Fifty-five House and Garden Brochure
are on-line thanks to Members Scott Knight and Aneta
Large. Click Here.
If you have material relating to the 1958 - 1962 House
Tours please let us know.
Hill East History: The Big Three Rowhouse Builders:
of Appeals decision in CHRS v. Mayor’s Agent on
Historic Preservation Click
Click here to see the court's decision.
|The removal of historic stained glass windowns at the old Epworth Church at 700 A Street NE has been protested by CHRS. More info: letter , report, May Hearing.|
Proposals for development of Reservation 13 (also known as DC General campus or Hill East Waterfront)
Hill’s “Big Dig” - The Virginia Avenue Tunnel
(Note: this article has been edited for space, click here for full article).
To see CHRS Jan 18th letter to USDOT/FHA. Click Here.
To see the concepts, as well as the November 30 meeting transcript and comments submitted to date, go to http://www.virginiaavenuetunnel.com/project-resources/ Comments can be submitted at http://www.virginiaavenuetunnel.com/contact/ and/or by sending them to the FHWA-DC, DDOT, and CSX contacts listed in the December 2011 edition of CHRS News on page 10. Check the CHRS website, CHRS News, and www.virginiaavenuetunnel.com for developments, information, and public meetings regarding this project.
SE-SW Transportation Study
The M Street, SE/SW Waterfront Transportation Study will identify current and future transportation issues and mitigation strategies along the M Street SE/SW Corridor and Southwest/Southeast Waterfront sections of theDistrict of Columbia. Link to survey which should be completed by Tuesday, January 31 at 5pm: Click here.
|Beyond the Boundaries call for Capitol
Hill information. Click
here for details.
|HINE SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT See the new Stanton-Eastbanc website by clicking here. Note: Historical information about this project is on our Hine School Page. It is listed in the left column of this page under Community Issues. <----------|
|Articles in the Newsletter
concerning the H Street overpass:
CHRS Statement re the H Street Overpass and Height Measurement
CHRS Statement re proposed zoning changes to Union Station North
adopts policy in support of trolleys in the District
of Columbia utilizing power sources other than
To see the complete motion in support click here
Office: 420 Tenth Street SE (B)
CHRS E-mail addresses
Please join us for "Garden Design for Small Yards., Gary Hallewell of Garden Arts will provide landscaping advice suitable to Capitol Hill yards. The event is free and handicapped accessible, and the public is encouraged to attend. Ebenezers Coffee House, 2nd and F Streets, NE, downstairs. Wednesday April 17, 6:30-7:15 pm.
Join the CHRS email list today! Send request with subject line "Email List" to CapHRS@aol.com.CHRS does not share email addresses.
Elliott Street, NE:
A History in Three Parts
Now online with additional images and maps, PLUS an online walking tour.
Beyond the Boundaries: Architectural Surveys of Capitol Hill
EHT Traceries and CHRS
Capitiol Hill Northeast Survey
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Capitol Hill Southeast Survey
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Update on 11th Street Bridge Project