Lincoln Park: A Capitol Hill Treasure



One mile from the U.S. Capitol is a quaint neighborhood with brownstones, restored townhomes and a place where neighbors meet in the park to talk while their children play on the playground or dog owners chat with each other while their pooches run around and get some exercise.  It’s a wonderful neighborhood popular with residents of DC called Lincoln Park.  The urban park is located in this Capitol Hill neighborhood bounded by 11th Street NE and SE on the west, 13th Street NE and SE on the east, East Capitol NE on the north, and East Capitol SE on the south.  It is 4 blocks northeast of Eastern Market, the robust farmers market and crafts’ vendors, as well as indie coffee shops and bookstores.

Lincoln Park isn’t just a name; it’s an actual park.  It has two enclosed play areas for children and parents meet up with their neighbors here while their children play; older kids play football in the wide open space; and it has a grassy area popular with residents and their dogs where dog owners sip coffee and exchange neighborhood news.  In the summer, it’s not uncommon to find sunbathers and book readers on blankets in the grass.  The park, while maintained by the National Park Service, feels like it belongs to its neighbors.  It’s a shared neighborhood space, and the neighborhood is centered around it.  Many joggers run a route through Capitol Hill and pass this area on their way.

During the Civil War, Lincoln Park was the site of Lincoln Hospital, named after the President and was visited by poet Walt Whitman, who came here to visit and comfort the injured and dying soldiers.  In 1867, Congress authorized it to be called Lincoln Square as a memorial to Lincoln, the first site to have his name.  Here too stands the 1876 Emancipation Memorial showing the chains of slavery as President Abraham Lincoln offers the Emancipation Proclamation.  It is also the site of the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial, DC’s first statue of a black woman.  It honors this educator who is also the founder of the National Council of Negro Women.  Nearby is the Car Barn, DC’s 19th century trolley turnaround which lives on as a popular condo development.

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$675,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,800
Sq.Ft.
1914
Year Built
263
Days on Site
DCDC2044448
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$899,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
3
Beds
1F21/2
Baths
1,152
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
14
Days on Site
DCDC2080736
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This quintessential Federal style row home in the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood is a delightful blend of historic charm and modern conveniences. Upon entering you are welcomed by a warm open...
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Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
2
Beds
2F11/2
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1,089
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
62
Days on Site
DCDC2076102
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Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
3
Beds
2F11/2
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1,939
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
62
Days on Site
DCDC2076120
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$1,675,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,600
Sq.Ft.
1908
Year Built
57
Days on Site
DCDC2076886
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Welcome to #10 Seventh St. S.E. - this quiet tree lined block is but 1.5 Block to Eastern Market - the house has many original details still intact from the year it was built (1908). Beautiful...
$2,000,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
6
Beds
6
Baths
3,600
Sq.Ft.
1880
Year Built
22
Days on Site
DCDC2079744
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An incredibly rare opportunity to own a gorgeous vacant turn-key multi-family property in the heart of Capitol Hill (MU-4 Zoning). Meticulously restored and cared for, this historic home consists of...
$2,200,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,551
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
62
Days on Site
DCDC2074620
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Nestled between the Capitol and Lincoln Park on coveted East Capitol Street NE and steps to Eastern Market, sits one of Capitol Hill's Grand Dames, The Eastgate. This turn of the century...

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