Research Right Now: Capitol Hill Near Union Station

I’ve been super-busy working on a report for my Preservation Technology class. I have been researching an 1893 rowhouse built by architect B. Stanley Simmons as an investment property for Samuel Phillips, president of the Metropolitan & Georgetown Railroad Company streetcar service. I came across this c.1909 photo of Capitol Hill taken from the Capitol Building, showing Union Station and the rowhouses that predominated in its neighborhoods…

Panorama of Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., taken from the Capitol Building looking east, c1909 (Library of Congress)

Panorama of Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., taken from the Capitol Building looking east, c1909 (Library of Congress)

And this one, a panoramic map showing the same neighborhood. F Street marks the NE border of what is now the Capitol Hill Historic District…

Washington, the beautiful capital of the nation by William Olsen, 1923 (Library of Congress)

Washington, the beautiful capital of the nation by William Olsen, 1923 (Library of Congress)

I love resources like this. They give insight into a place in a way that descriptions on paper can’t always convey.

Find out more about the Capitol Hill Historic District…

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