Capitol Park Tower Designated as Historic Landmark

On July 10th, the DC Historic Preservation Review Board voted to designate Capitol Park Tower (301 G Street SW) as an historic landmark. The application was submitted by the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) on behalf of the tenants of Capitol Park Tower, and prepared by SWNA History Task Force volunteers […]

Long-time Hiker, Southwest Resident, Dies at 102

(photo caption: Henry and Pauline Shryock) Pauline LeMarie Shryock, a long-time resident of Southwest DC, died recently after a short illness at the age of 102. She and her late husband, Henry Shryock, were the oldest members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. They were hiking with the PATC well […]

Crime statistics in Southwest D.C.

November 15, 2012, 7-8:00 P.M., Harbour Square Cooperative 500 N SW Participants: Lt. Nicholas Gallucci and Sgt. Michael Architzel of PSA 105, Naomi Monk and Irv Gamza, PSA 105 meeting coordinators/facilitators and John McGrath, recorder; ANC Commissioners Ron McBee (6D03) and Roger Moffatt (6D05). A total of 23 persons were […]

What do historic designations mean for Southwest?

What does preservation mean in Washington?  The city’s appointed Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) decides which sites (usually buildings, but also gardens, parks, radio towers and other strange things) qualify for “landmarking” (protection).  If the Board approves a nominated site, any alterations to the place that require a building permit […]

Tiber Island Declared Historic Landmark

The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board voted on May 24 to approve Tiber Island’s application for historic designation. As a historic landmark, Tiber Island is now included in the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites.  The Board further recommended that Tiber Island’s nomination be forwarded to the National Register […]