A Capitol Square Place home featured on the upcoming house tour

The Waterfront Village recently announced its inaugural “Homes of the Southwest Waterfront” house tour. This house tour, one of the major fundraisers of the year for the organization, will be Sunday, Oct. 7 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Waterfront Village is a nonprofit neighborhood-based membership organization consisting of staff, volunteers and vendors supporting residents who wish to age in place in their own homes.

The house tour, supported by local businesses and organizations, will showcase the hidden gems of Southwest to highlight the history and diversity of our unique community. The houses, apartments, churches and commercial buildings in the area are a tribute to the architecture and styles of the past few centuries, and a walk through the neighborhood is a history lesson. This year, the tour will feature the townhouses in Southwest, and materials will be provided on significant historical events and notable architecture and urban design along the walk route.

The tour starts at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church at the corner of 6th St. and Maine Ave., SW, which will serve as the headquarters throughout the afternoon. Tour participants will pick up walking maps and ID bracelets. Day-of tickets are $25; tickets purchased prior to the day-of will be sold for $20. Proceeds benefit Waterfront Village. Tour participants must be 13 or older. Sorry, no dogs are permitted in the homes.

Tickets can be purchased at www.WaterfrontVillageHomeTour.info or on the Waterfront Village’s website, www.DCWaterfrontVillage.org, where information can be found on the Events tab for October. Information is also available by calling the Village office at 202-656-1834.

BY Kathy Trickey

 

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