Robert Pohl

Robert Pohl worked for many years as a computer programmer but recovered from that and became a full time stay-at-home dad. With his son now in school, he has expanded his horizons and become a self-taught historian. He has written books about his house as well as Emancipation in the District of Columbia. You can reach Robert at Robert[at]thehillishome.com

Robert Pohl
25 Sep 2022

News:

From the MPD Blotter

Arrests and other crime information in the area, directly from MPD. If you have a tip, you can always call 202-727-9099. You can also send info anonymously to the TEXT TIP LINE by texting 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment […]


21 Sep 2022
19 Sep 2022

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: A House of Ill Repute

Last week, we ended our look at the old Tunnicliff’s building at 9th and Pennsylvania SE with the son of long-time owner William Easby selling the property back in 1857. It is at this point that we, once again, pick up the tale. However, there is a bit of a gap, and it is not […]


18 Sep 2022

News:

From the MPD Blotter

Arrests and other crime information in the area, directly from MPD. If you have a tip, you can always call 202-727-9099. You can also send info anonymously to the TEXT TIP LINE by texting 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment […]


12 Sep 2022

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The original Tunnicliff’s in the 19th Century

While I have previously written of William Tunnicliff’s original hotel on Capitol Hill and have briefly touched on its much later use, I have never told the full story, a story that is sadly fragmented. Over the next few weeks, I will pull together those fragments to the best of my ability. After Tunnicliff moved […]


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