The Ellen Wilson Dwellings are currently vacant and distressed. The development was built in 1941 on the site of the Navy Place Slums, replacing inadequate alley dwellings occupied by the poor. Located in the Capitol Hill Historic Neighborhood, the Ellen Wilson Dwellings over the years have become increasingly isolated from the rest of the neighborhood.
Paris, Jenell and Williams, Brett, "Ellen Wilson Dwellings,” in An Historical and Baseline Assessment of HOPE VI, Cross-site report" (1996). Educator Scholarship. 16.