14 Facts About Capitol Hill

1. The Capitoline Capitol Hill contains few ancient ground-level ruins, as they are almost entirely covered up by Medieval and Renaissance palaces that surround a piazza, a significant urban plan designed by Michelangelo.

2. Capitol Hill was earlier known as Mons Saturnius, dedicated to the god Saturn.

3. Capitol Hill is home to two of the city's best-known movie theaters, both of which are part of the Landmark Theatres chain.

4. Capitol Hill has a reputation as a bastion of musical culture in Seattle and is the neighborhood most closely associated with the grunge scene from the early 1990s, although most of the best-known music venues of that era were actually located slightly outside the neighborhood.

5. Since 1997, Capitol Hill has hosted the Capitol Hill Block Party annually in late July.

6. Capitol Hill has many distinguished apartment houses, including several by Fred Anhalt, as well as a few surviving Classical Revival complexes such as the Blackstone Apartments.

7. Capitol Hill contains some of Seattle's wealthiest neighborhoods, including "Millionaire's Row" along 14th Avenue E south of Volunteer Park and the Harvard-Belmont Landmark District.

8. Circa 1900, Capitol Hill was known as 'Broadway Hill' after the neighborhood's main thoroughfare.

9. Capitol Hill is situated on a steep hill just east of the city's downtown central business district.

10. Capitol Hill is a densely populated, residential district in Seattle, Washington, United States.

11. New addition to Capitol Hill is a community center named Hill Center.

12. Main non-residential corridor of Capitol Hill is Pennsylvania Avenue, a lively commercial street with shops, restaurants and bars.

13. Neighborhood that is called Capitol Hill started to develop when the government began work at two locations, the Capitol and the Washington Navy Yard.

14. Name Capitol Hill is often used to refer to both the historic district and to the larger neighborhood around it.