Neighborhood Profile: Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is perhaps best known for its namesake but also for its vibrant communities and other historic landmarks such as Barracks Row and Eastern Market. It is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington, DC. It stretches easterly in front of the United State Capitol along wide avenues and quaint streets. It is also one of the oldest communities in Washington, composed predominantly of rowhouses of different stylistic varieties and periods including 19th century manor houses, Federal townhouses, small frame dwellings ornate Italian bracketed houses and the late 19th Century press brick rowhouses. The Capitol Hill Historic District is bounded by Virginia Ave., SE.; S. Capitol, 2nd Street and and F Sts., NE.; and 14th Sts., SE & NE.

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