A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.
Friday, April 15, 2011
CHRS: House History Part II 4/20
The popular Preservation Cafe series continues. This time you can learn how to get more information about your home's history.
April 20 Preservation Cafe Features "House History: Part Two"
If you want to find out how to learn about early occupants of your house, go to CHRS's April 20 Preservation Cafe, which will feature the second of a 2-part series on house history research with local historian Matthew Gilmore.
The April Cafe will focus on where to find information about people who previously lived in your house, whereas Part One in February addressed researching the construction and history of the house itself. Mr. Gilmore will also explain how to find historic demographic information about your neighborhood through city directory and census records.
Together, information from the two house history Preservation Cafes provides a primer for the novice house history researcher. Mr. Gilmore has been giving local history workshops since 1995, drawing on his experience as a reference librarian in the Washingtoniana Division of the DC Public Library.
"House History: Part Two" will be held Wednesday, April 20, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. at Ebenezers Coffeehouse at 2nd and F Streets, N.E. CHRS Preservation Cafes are free, accessible, and open to all in the Capitol Hill community; no reservations are needed.
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I'm pretty sure my house's history is as follows: a bunch of black dudes lived there. Taxes increased. I bought it. They moved to PG County. I dug out the basement. And had many fun times.
Why does race have to be involved in everything that you new folks to the area talk about?
let me guess; by the phrase "you new folks" you mean you either live in "the PG," or about to move there.
Play nice guys.
if you are referring to tubbs, he loves offending people. Does it like it's his job. Don't let him get under your skin.
Houses lookin good. I love three story rowhouses!
Is this series focused on Capitol Hill rowhouses? I am interested in knowing a bit more about Trinidad rowhouses.
First of all, I asked an admirable question so this guy is being a butthole. @Anonymous "you new folks" means just what it means. It means the folks that just moved to this area. My family has been living on the hill for years and will be here when you leave. Why don't you and your ignorance move to PG. Let me guess; you're in therapy because you were abused as a child. Grow up.
That was meant as a general comment. I saw the comment after yours and wanted to redirect. I just meant it didn't make sense to be offended by Tubbs. He only represents Tubbs.
Funny side point: I seriously considered running an April fools article about long term white residents complaining about all the new white people moving in. It was only partly a joke. New and white are not the same. Just as old and black are not the same.
I'm getting pretty sick of the whole well-to-do white newcomer angle. Most of my neighbors, who happen to be black, drive luxury cars and have nicer houses than I have. A lot of them are making large improvements so they can sell and happily make a bankload of money when the streetcar arrives.
I honestly don't know about the other newcomers, but I'm just trying to get by and be a valuable addition to the neighborhood.
I am black and would like to know more about the previous residents and general pictures of my house on 15th st N.E. I'll be there.
Since this meeting is going up against the streetcar meeting, would someone mind posting a brief summary about some of the resources available for the public to learn about the neighborhood?
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