Washington:
Capitol Hill

The Capitol Hill neighbourhood lies east of the Capitol straddling two quadrants of the city, Southeast and Northeast. A large portion of the neighbourhood is now designated as the Capitol Hill Historic District.
To the east of Capitol Hill lies the Anacostia River, to the north is the H Street corridor, to the south are the Freeway 695 and the SE Blvd, and to the west are the National Mall and Freeway 395.

We added some lanterns on Michigan Avenue NE, even though they are out of the Capitol Hill Area. Also included are two lanterns most likely from the Capitol Hill area, which we could not attribute to any address and could not find them using Google Street View.



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Peace Monument or Naval Monument, 1878.
1st Street NW at Pennsylvania Ave NW.
1/3. Entry to Walkway to the Capitol,

Parapet Pillar Lantern.

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2/3. Entry to NW Drive; Parapet Pillar Lantern.
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3/3. Parapet Pillar Lantern along 1st St NW.
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Bartholdi Park; 245 1st Street SW.
Park (US Botanical Gardens), 1932.
Bartholdi Fountain, 1876.
Moved to the park in 1932.
1/2. Fountain Parapet Lamp Posts and

Sculpture Lamps. Now different lamp shades.

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2/2. Park Office Porch Pendant.

Removed during park renovation in 2013.

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Supreme Court Building, 1935; 1 First St NE.
1/4. Main Entrance Stairs, Parapet Torchiere.
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2/4. Colonnade Pendant.
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3/4. Lobby Torchiere.
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4/4. Lobby Pendant.
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Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 1897.
101 Independence Avenue SE.
1/4. The Main Entrance Stairs,

Lower Landing Parapet Torchiere.

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2/4. The Main Entrance Stairs,

Upper Landing Parapet Torchiere.

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3/4. Front and Back Lawns, Parapet Torchiere.
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4/4. Entrance from 2nd St SE, Grounds Light Post.
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Independence Avenue Lamp Post.
Also found on many streets.
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Library of Congress, Adams Building, 1939.
120 Second Street SE.
1/2. Wall Mount Light, 2nd Street Entrance.
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2/2. Stairs Parapet Lantern.

Independence Ave Entrance.

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Longworth House Office Building, 1933.
1 Independence Avenue SE
1/2. Pillar Torchiere at the Main Entrance.
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2/2. Lobby Pendant.
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Cannon House Office Building, 1908.
27 Independence Avenue SE.
Entrance Arcade Pendant (?).
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Russel Senate Office Building, 1909;
2 Constitution Avenue NE.
1/3. Stairs to the Main Entrance,

Parapet Torchiere.

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2/3. Wall Mount Light, First St. Entrance.
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3/3. Arch Pendant. First St Entrance.
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Union Station, 1908.
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE.
1/3. Column Mount Lights around the building.
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2/3. Union Station Drive NE.

Balustrade Pillar Torchiere.

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3/3. Union Station Drive NE.

Balustrade Eagle Column.

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Postal Museum, 1914.
2 Massachusetts Avenue NE.
1/4. Torchieres, Massachusetts Ave Entrances.
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2/4. Torchieres at the First St Entrances.
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3/4. Anteroom Chandelier.
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4/4. Lobby Chandelier.
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The National Shrine Basilica
of Immaculate Conception.
400 Michigan Avenue NE.
Construction started in 1920 and finished in 2017.
Exterior Lanterns.
1/2. Main and Side Entrances, Parapet Torchiere.
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2/2. Wall Mount Light at the Basement Entrance.
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The National Shrine Basilica
of Immaculate Conception.
400 Michigan Avenue NE.
Construction started in 1920 and finished in 2017.
Interior Lanterns.
1/7. Narthex Pendant.
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2/7. Aisle Pendant.
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3/7. Pendant, Our Lady of Siluva Chapel.
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4/7. Pendant, Our Lady of Czestochowa Chapel.
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5/7. Nave Niche, Ceiling Mount Light .
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6/7. Mary's Shrine, Chandelier (?).
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7/7. Mary's Shrine, Wall Mount Light (?).
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Catholic University; 620 Michigan Ave NE.
1/2. McMahon Hall, 1892; Porch Pendant (?).
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2/2. Shahan Hall, Wall Mount Light.
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Catholic University,
Denver Memorial Library, 1928.
620 Michigan Avenue NE.
1/2. Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.
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2/2. Entrance Arch Pendant.
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St. Aloysius Church, 1859; 19 I St NW
Main Entrance Stairs Parapet Lamp Post.
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Unidentified Lanterns.
Possibly in the Capitol Hill Area.
1/2. Wall Mount Light (?).
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2/2. Wall Mount Light (?).
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