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Leukhardt family papers, 1900-1995

Identifier: MS2009 Series 9

Scope and Contents note

This series contains newspaper articles, correspondence, an oral history, photographs, telephone directory, programs, by-laws, and minutes. This material covers the years 1900-95. The series has material related to the Capitol Hill neighborhood including an early history of several residents in 'Only a Few of the Many Fine Historic Places and People on Old Capitol Hill, Southeast" written in 1953 by Elizabeth Draper; and the records from the Southeast Citizens' Association and the Washington Housing Authority. There is a program for the National Capital Centennial from 1900 and material about the Old Marine Hospital. The series does not contain much material about the Yost or Leukhardt families, but does have historical material about the Capitol Hill neighborhood and about the purchase of the Yost House by the CHRS.

William Henry Yost built his house at 1002 Pennsylvania Ave. in 1894. The house passed to his daughter Elsie and she lived there with her husband John C. Leukhardt until they sold the house to the Capitol Hill Restoration Society in 1979. The Yost House became the headquarters for CHRS.


  • 1900-1995


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 115 Linear Feet (Boxes 1-206)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Physical Description note

0.5 Linear feet

Processing Information

This finding aid was revised in 2022 to address outdated and harmful descriptive language. During that revision staff edited the description in the Historical note, as well as the Scope and Contents note for Series 9. To see the description prior to revisions, please view the previous version of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society records finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America