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Overview of the Restoration of the Old Naval Hospital

Restoration - Complete Documentation

The restoration of the Old Naval Hospital began in June 2010, and is expected to take approximately one year. Photographs will be published on a regular basis documenting the progress of restoration both by the date and the subject (see links above). There was an earlier partial restoration which is documented (see "Previous Construction and Restoration Updates" below) in narrative and photographic form.

The photographs are organized into two major categories: "Overview" and "Complete Documentation" (this page). The "Overview" section provides a month-by-month selection of photographs representing the highlights of the restoration for that month. This "Complete Documentation" section has all the photographs and descriptions including the "Overview" photos, with many additional photos and detail shots of particular interest.

All the photos are titled and dated with the date the photograph was taken. The photos are organized into specific subject areas, such as "Grounds", "Elevations", "Fence", "Doors and Windows", "Ground Floor", "First Floor"...etc. for easy identification. Within the building, each photo has a label indicating its approximate location in the building, eg. "Northwest corner", "Hallway", "Center" and so forth. Outside photographs are also labeled with a location.

All photographs may be reproduced without permission, only for non-commercial purposes and must carry the credit: "Photo by Karl K. Kindel". The webmaster is Dan Daly (

Previous Construction and Restoration Updates

July 13, 2007 - National Capital Planning Commission Approves Hill Center

July 13, 2007 - Hill Center Recommended as Tenant for Old Naval Hospital

February 20, 2007 - Friends Suggest Criteria for the Selection of a Tenant

January 19, 2007 - Restoration of the Fence

November 17, 2006 - The Lights are ON at the Old Naval Hospital

September 20, 2006 - Portico (and First Phase) Restoration Done

August 22, 2006 - Portico Work Nearing Completion

July 24, 2006 - Restoration of Cast Iron Stairs Nearing Completion

June 17, 2006 - Craftsmen Shine at Old Naval Hospital Open House

May 20, 2006 - Cast Iron Stair Restoration Well Underway

April 20, 2006 - Restoration Revealed!

March 30, 2006 - About Halfway Done - And A New Paint Color!

January 20, 2006 - Windows and Doors Nearing Completion

January 2, 2006 - What Is Happening Under The Shrouds?

December 19, 2005 - Restoration of Doors Underway

December 14, 2005–OPM Says It Has No Plan, No Process, No Use For Restoration

December 5, 2005 - Construction Work Continues On the South Facade

December 1, 2005 - Restoration Work on the South Facade Has Begun!

This site is sponsored by the Friends of the Old Naval Hospital

Last updated August 20, 2011