Walking Tour of Historic Rosedale Neighborhood - Saturday, October 26
There will be a tour of the history and houses of the Rosedale neighborhood on Saturday, October 26. The tour starts at 10 a.m. at the Rosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE) and will run for about 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
Rosedale is roughly bounded by 15th and 19th Streets, between Benning Road and C Street NE. The tour will focus on the oldest parts of the neighborhood, including Gales, Kramer and Rosedale Streets. The buildings in the neighborhood represent a wide range of architectural styles, such as 19th Century wood-frame victorian duplexes, and the brick townhouses of the 1920s and will highlight buildings designed/constructed by notable Washington builders and architects.. The tour will include examples of various bricks/bricklaying techniques; roof and porch types; and inlaid and 'pressed' design elements on facades, as well as a history of the Rosedale neighborhood....many people don't know that it joined DC long after the original city was laid out!
The Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) and the Rosedale Citizens Alliance are co-sponsoring the tour, in conjunction with the Friends of the Rosedale Library. The tour will be led by two CHRS members, who also held a tour in 2009.