Congressional Cemetery is a tract of about thirty acres of ground on the north bank of the Anacostia River just northeast of Pennsylvania Avenue at Barney Circle, S. E. The main entrance to the cemetery is at 1801 E Street, S. E., at the…

The Commandant's House is situated at the north end of the parade ground, this impressive 2 1/2- story, white-painted, Flemish-bonded brick residence is the home of the Commandants of the U.S. Marine Corps, a function it has served continually since…

The Maples, located at 619 D Street, SE (historic address was designated 630 South Carolina Avenue, SE) in Washington, D.C., stands as the oldest building in Capitol Hill. Also referred to as the Friendship House, this traditional Late Georgian…

The Furies Collective house is directly connected with the early expression and definition of the character, role, and ideology of the lesbian community as a social and political community in itself, within the second wave women’s movement, and…

The Watterston house (constructed sometime between 1802 and 1819 and designed by architects Nicholas King and Nicholas Hedges) is architecturally significant because it is a notable example of a large, elegant, early nineteenth century Capitol Hill…

The Belmont House is interesting as an example of sequential architectural development coincident with the growth and settlement of Washington, D.C.--from the vernacular colonial farmhouse, built for function rather than style, through the Georgian,…

Saint Mark's Church was established as a mission in 1867 and its congregation has played an important role in the life of the Capitol Hill area. The red-brick, High Victorian church designed in 1888 by T. Buckler Chequier combines Romanesque elements…

Built in 1865-66, this 50-bed hospital was intended to serve Civil War naval forces on the Potomac, and remained in hospital use until 1911. It was probably built on the site of an earlier hospital. From 1920 to 1963, it served as the Temporary…

This imposing brick and stone streetcar barn was constructed in 1891 (Walter C. Root, architect) at a terminus of the city’s first and perhaps most important streetcar line, running along Pennsylvania Avenue from Georgetown to the Navy Yard. The…

The Marine Barracks serve as the nation's oldest continuously active Marine Corps installation, making them central to Marine Corps tradition and history. They were built on site selected by Thomas Jefferson, and designed as the permanent home of the…