Architectural and Historical tours of Capitol Hill, Pennsylvania Ave.,Massachusetts Ave.,Dupont Circle, or Lafayette Square/White House surroundings every day from Wednesday,December 20,2017 to Monday, January 1,2018

I am an architectural historian, former National Park Service historian, architectural photographer, and licensed tour guide who has been giving these DSCN0614.jpgDSCN2187.jpg D.C. tours for years.

They have been well received by locals and visitors to D.C. who want something other than memorized, superficial spiels on Washington history and buildings.

The tours are given at 10:30am, 1:00 pm, or 3pm.   Which tour and at what time depends on demand.

Please feel free to email me at, call me at 301 467 2831, or see my postings on facebook ,, District Taco 1.jpgIMG_0060.jpgIMG_0047.jpgor twitter.


St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Complex

“St. Patrick’s Parish was established in 1794,primarily to meet the needs of Irish immigrants at work on the White House and the Capitol Building” (Father Paul Liston). Laurence O’Connor designed the current building,which was dedicated December 1884.  Corner of G and 10th Streets,N.W.IMG_0434.jpg

Looking north from National Portrait Gallery at the clouds

Church steeple of  late 19th century German Protestant church designed by A. Cluss.  Straight ahead is the low Beaux Arts Carnegie Library, one of thousands funded by Andrew Mellon, built in the early 20th century,and designed by a NYC firm.  Hovering over the library is the Convention Center.IMG_2106