Nov
16
7:30 pm19:30

KIT HOUSES IN CHEVY CHASE DC - NOVEMBER 16 7:30 PM

At the Chevy Chase Community Center - Wednesday November 16   7:30 pm

Historic Chevy Chase DC (HCCDC) sponsors an evening event on "Kit Houses in Chevy Chase and the rest of DC" by realtor and kit-house (e.g., Sears, Lewis Mnfg, Alladin) expert, Catarina Bannier. Bannier, who is also collaborating with HCCDC on a kit-house data-base project, will present a slide-show-featuring some astonishing graphics on local/area kit-houses, reprise the history of the kit-house movement, and relate some surprising anecdotes about this important aspect of our neighborhood architectural heritage.

Jim Crow in Washington:A Southern City in the 1920s and 1930s.
Apr
27
7:30 pm19:30

Jim Crow in Washington:A Southern City in the 1920s and 1930s.

  • Chevy Chase Community Center

Dr. Blair Ruble, author of Washington's U Street: A Biography (2010) will give a talk on Wednesday April 27 at the Chevy Chase Community center. Admission is free.

Chevy Chase DC was planned as a white suburban enclave, with racial covenants in place as the community expanded rapidly in the 1920s. Although the housing boom subsided in the depressed 1930s, another wave of arrivals associated with the New Deal era populated all of the District.  Dr Ruble will describe the appearance of the nation's first thriving black middle class and its effect on Jim Crow traditions throughout the city.

Dr. Ruble's presentation and discussion will be followed at 8:45 p.m. by a short HCCDC business meeting at which all are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.

Annual Walking Tour
Sep
26
11:00 am11:00

Annual Walking Tour

Our annual Chevy Chase DC Walking Tour took place on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. Stay tuned for news about the next one!

May
7
7:30 pm19:30

When Chevy Chase was Farmland

Rural Remnants of Washington County: an Architectural Survey of Washington’s Historic Farms and Estates. A presentation by Kim Williams, Architectural Historian and National Register Coordinator for the D.C. Historic Preservation Office.

Every House has a History
Mar
21
7:30 pm19:30

Every House has a History

Historian and author Paul Kelsey Williams from Kelsey & Associates, "The House History People," explains how to research your home's past.

Walking Tours of Yesteryear
Oct
4
12:00 pm12:00

Walking Tours of Yesteryear

In its early days Historic Chevy Chase DC organized in-house tours (1992) and a wide variety of walking tours including several alley tours (2000).