March 15, 2018 Overbeck Lecture: Capitol Hill's Historic Alleys

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Reserve Now for March 15 Overbeck Lecture:
Capitol Hill's Historic Alleys
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Capitol Hill has a rich collection of alleys and alley buildings whose history has helped shape the character of the neighborhood. In the 1930s Capitol Hill residents began to renovate some of the run-down alley dwellings, despite a law that called for their demolition.  That law was eventually reversed, leading to the preservation of many of the Hill's historic alley structures.
 
On Thursday, March 15, architectural historian Kim Williams will trace the history of Capitol Hill's alleys and alley structures through successive waves of changing uses, demolition, preservation, and new development. Ms. Williams is a preservation planner for DC's Historic Preservation Office, Office of Planning. 
 
The lecture will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE As always, admission is free but a reservation is required due to limited seating. To register, go to 
http://www.hillcenterdc.org/event/overbeck-lecture-a-closer-look-at-capitol-hills-historic-alleys/ or call 202-549-4172. We suggest that all guests arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the event. Seating will begin at 7:00 for those who hold reservations. Available seats will be released to guests on the wait list beginning at 7:15 p.m. Overbeck lectures are supported by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.
 
 
The Overbeck Lectures are sponsored by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. Please remember CHCF in your charitable giving.