08 Feb 2016


Lost Capitol Hill: Recruiting on the Hill

Today’s post is less an explication of a piece of Capitol Hill history and more a set of questions. These questions are raised by a series of short articles/advertisements that ran in D.C. newspapers in August, 1861, so it seems unlikely that they will ever be answered. Nonetheless, I think they’re worth asking – for […]

03 Feb 2016


The Hill is Alive With Music on the Hill

Although they’ve been open for only two and a half years and have been in their new location only since December, it’s hard to imagine the neighborhood without Music on the Hill. Not only is the store, located at 801 D Street NE, a welcome addition to that part of the neighborhood– a little oasis of […]

01 Feb 2016

Capitol Hill:

Ward 6 Town Hall Meeting This Wednesday

This Wednesday, the Ward 6 Democrats are hosting a Ward 6 Town Hall with Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 6 CM Charles Allen. At Large CM Anita Bonds will also be in attendance, as well as representatives from the DC Attorney General Office, DCMPD, DC Government Departments. Housing advocates, crime prevention information and community organization tables will also be […]

01 Feb 2016


Lost Capitol Hill: Cornelius Boyd, Secessionist

I have recently written of two of the local militias that were formed in the unsettled days between the election and inauguration of President Lincoln. The story of Company C of the Union Regiment ended with the resignation of Captain Arnold and his replacement by George W. Miller. However, as I have continued to work […]

29 Jan 2016


A New Landmark for Capitol Hill

Today, in an unsurprising 7-0 vote, the District’s Historic Preservation Review Board voted to add another building to its inventory of historic sites. Buildings on this list are, “deemed worthy of recognition and protection for their contribution to the cultural heritage” of Washington, according to the introduction to the 2009 list. At that time, there […]

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