Wednesday, January 5, 2011

H Street neighborhood architectural history review

Save the date for this interesting review of our neighborhood's historic architecture two weeks from today. 

Learn about the Development History of the Near Northeast
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
(Ebenezers Coffeehouse – 201 F Street, N.E. (lower level)
CHRS is sponsoring a presentation by EHT Traceries, the architectural history firm that has been documenting the history of the buildings outside the boundaries of the Capitol Hill Historic District over the past few years.

This presentation will describe the development history of the neighborhood adjacent to the H Street commercial Corridor (roughly, from 2nd to 15th Street, from H to F Street, N.E.). You will hear about Swampoodle, as well as the transportation and government industries that helped give rise to the near northeast’s development.  Learn the distinctions among Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Classical Revival building styles, as explained by knowledgeable architectural historians, and enjoy the beautiful images of the handsome building stock with a better understanding of the architectural details.
This particular phase of the greater Capitol Hill survey was funded by the Louis Dreyfus Property Group, as mitigation for the demolition of 12 historic buildings to make way for their new mixed-use development on Square 752 (approximately bounded by H and G Streets, and 2nd and 3rd Streets, N.E.).

This event is free and open to the public as part of the CHRS “Beyond the Boundaries” program, which seeks to promote the appreciation of neighborhood history and support historic preservation efforts outside the boundaries of the Capitol Hill Historic District. You can get details about all of our events on the website.

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