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Abstract Collection consists of material gathered and created by the Capitol Hill Restoration Society as a function of their work as an advocacy agency in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The type of material in the collection includes newsletters, correspondence, photographs, treasurer reports, maps, reports, and studies. This material dates from 1904-2012 with the majority of the material falling within the dates 1958-2012. Topics of interest include Eastern Market, Barney Circle Freeway Modification...
Abstract Peter Stebbins Craig was a lawyer in Washington, D.C. who led legal challenges against the construction of interstate highways through the city in the 1960s and 1970s. Taking the side of residents whose homes would be razed for new freeways, Craig successfully battled developers, business leaders, and members of Congress to block seven multilane highways that would have destroyed 200,000 housing units within the city. This collection contains reports and studies, correspondence, legal...
Dates: 1904-1983; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1975
- Barney Circle (Washington, D.C.) 1
- Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.) 1
- Citizens' associations 1
- City traffic 1
- Eastern Market (Washington, D.C.) 1
- Home rule 1
- Photographs 1
- Planning 1
- Subways 1
- Transportation 1
- Urban renewal 1
- Washington (D.C.) 1 ∧ less
- Capitol Hill Restoration Society 1
- Committee of 100 on the Federal City (Washington, D.C.) 1
- Craig, Peter Stebbins 1
- United States. National Capital Planning Commission 1
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 1