Learn About Hill’s Public Squares and Parks

Whose Land is it Anyway? 

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Courtesy CHRS

On Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m., Justine Bello, an Architectural Conservator, will discuss the varieties of public spaces and who is responsible for them at the first-ever virtual Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) Preservation Cafe.

The Capitol Hill neighborhood is dotted with public squares, grassy triangles, and parcels of land in every shape and size imaginable. These lands give us parks and playgrounds, statues and shade. They contribute to the human scale of the city, and to the cultural landscape of our neighborhood.

But how and why did these lots get set aside, what mechanisms exist to preserve them, and whose land is it, anyway? To answer these questions and more, architectural conservator Justine Bello will virtually walk attendees through the Public Lands of Capitol Hill.

The next Preservation Cafe will feature something spooky for Halloween: a presentation on “Homicide on the Hill” with the Hill’s own Robert Pohl on Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Click THIS LINK to join the meeting (it will be enabled shortly before it begins):

Or join via telephone at 415-655-0001, password: 77373782#

Preservation Cafés are free to CHRS members and non members alike.