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Creatively Repurposed Buildings on Capitol Hill

We've owned a house on Capitol Hill for 30 years now, and although the majority of that time was spent living overseas, I've always enjoyed the time we've been home in this wonderful neighborhood. Whenever we return to Washington, I marvel at the changes on the Hill -- so many renovations, areas that simply weren't safe before now have families living in them, depressed pockets that have been resurrected, modern developments that are unfortunately threatening to destroy the traditional character of this officially designated Historic Preservation District and old buildings that have been re-purposed into residences. Although I've photographed some of them in years past, I decided to seek out these repurposed buildings again and do a small gallery of them.
Carbery School (1887) condo conversion
Carbery School (1887) condo conversion
Preserving identity
Preserving identity
Home banking
Home banking
Night Deposit Box 'conversion' to mailbox
Night Deposit Box 'conversion' to mailbox
Way of the Cross Church (1897), now The Sanctuary condos
Way of the Cross Church (1897), now The Sanctuary condos
The Sanctuary condos, church window
The Sanctuary condos, church window
The Sanctuary condos: A glimpse inside
The Sanctuary condos: A glimpse inside
The Sanctuary condos: Not a window on the world
The Sanctuary condos: Not a window on the world
Edmonds School (1903) condo conversion
Edmonds School (1903) condo conversion
Edmonds School condos in nicer weather
Edmonds School condos in nicer weather
Lovejoy School (1901) condo conversion
Lovejoy School (1901) condo conversion
Original Lovejoy School building after conversion
Original Lovejoy School building after conversion
The Residences at St. Monica's (1908)
The Residences at St. Monica's (1908)
The Residences at St. Monica's, rectory
The Residences at St. Monica's, rectory
The Residences at St. Monica's, chapel windows
The Residences at St. Monica's, chapel windows
Residences at St. Monica's, uniquely shaped home
Residences at St. Monica's, uniquely shaped home
Thomas Barbour Bryan Elementary School (1906), now Bryan School Lofts
Thomas Barbour Bryan Elementary School (1906), now Bryan School Lofts
Bryan School Lofts, boys' entrance
Bryan School Lofts, boys' entrance
The Logan School (1892), now condominiums
The Logan School (1892), now condominiums
‘The Logan School: Built 1892, rebuilt 1984’
‘The Logan School: Built 1892, rebuilt 1984’
The East Capitol Street Car Barn (1896), now condos
The East Capitol Street Car Barn (1896), now condos
Car Barn condo
Car Barn condo
Car Barn, a peek inside the gate
Car Barn, a peek inside the gate
Car Barn, remnants of the past
Car Barn, remnants of the past
The Lenox School (1889), now lofts
The Lenox School (1889), now lofts
Focus on the Lenox School
Focus on the Lenox School
Mount Joy Baptist Church, 1855, now The Churchill condos
Mount Joy Baptist Church, 1855, now The Churchill condos
The former Capitol Hill Hospital, 'now leasing'
The former Capitol Hill Hospital, 'now leasing'
The derelict Silver Supermarket, now a private home
The derelict Silver Supermarket, now a private home
Retail, now residential
Retail, now residential
The Buchanan School (1895) condo conversion
The Buchanan School (1895) condo conversion
Buchanan School condos, entry
Buchanan School condos, entry
Grace Baptist Church (1891) condo conversion
Grace Baptist Church (1891) condo conversion
Grace Baptist Church condos
Grace Baptist Church condos
Grace Baptist Church condo with original window
Grace Baptist Church condo with original window
Grace Baptist Church, etched in time
Grace Baptist Church, etched in time
Engine House No. 10 (1894) conversion to The Firehouse condos
Engine House No. 10 (1894) conversion to The Firehouse condos
Capitol Hill Garage (1906) now The New Union Garage condos
Capitol Hill Garage (1906) now The New Union Garage condos
Convent (1880s), then museum (1980s), now Landmark Lofts
Convent (1880s), then museum (1980s), now Landmark Lofts
The City Bank, now an architect's office
The City Bank, now an architect's office
1880s carriage house in process of restoration, conversion
1880s carriage house in process of restoration, conversion
Carriage house conversion on the alley
Carriage house conversion on the alley
Anatomy of a Conversion: Pierce School (1895)
:: Anatomy of a Conversion: Pierce School (1895) ::
Once a dairy store, now a private residence
Once a dairy store, now a private residence
Police station (1900), now Station lofts
Police station (1900), now Station lofts
Former factory, now four homes
Former factory, now four homes
Former District Grocery Store (1930s), now private home
Former District Grocery Store (1930s), now private home
Katz grocery store, 1940s, now private residences
Katz grocery store, 1940s, now private residences
Previously Read Drug Store, now a private home
Previously Read Drug Store, now a private home
Former Kaufman's dry goods store, now private residences
Former Kaufman's dry goods store, now private residences
Sanitary Grocery, Safeway, Silver Supermarket, now a home
Sanitary Grocery, Safeway, Silver Supermarket, now a home
Formerly People's drugstore, now a condominium
Formerly People's drugstore, now a condominium
Former funeral home (1896), now a private residence
Former funeral home (1896), now a private residence
Once a brothel, now a private home
Once a brothel, now a private home
Old Naval Hospital, now a community center
Old Naval Hospital, now a community center