Capitol Hill

1229 E Street SE

1229 E Street SE is a pre-Civil War house in the shotgun style. It consists of three rooms front-to-back, and is 14 feet wide. It was built about ten years before the Civil War, and occupied up until the 1940’s. The current owner bought the house in 1985, and wants to tear the house down and build a new house, but permission has not yet been granted by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Advisory Neighborhood commission favors the demolition but the Capitol Hill Restoration Society opposes the demolition because of the historic architectural significance of this house, as there are no other original pre-War shotgun houses remaining in the area.