01 Feb 2016


Icebergs on the Hill

Happy February, Capitol Hill! It’s been a longish week since we were all buried in A LOT of snow, and the city’s response to the initial blizzard was spot on. Mayor Bowser’s administration was responsive and played it safe, making timely announcements and rolling up the city so the largest number of people could be safe […]

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 […]

30 Jan 2016

Real Estate:

Capitol Hill Open Houses for 1/31/16

Contributor Dare Johnson Wenzler is a Capitol Hill resident, Realtor at Compass Real Estate and co-owner of First Vine Wine Imports + Sales. This post also appears on her blog Real Estate On (and off!) the Hill. Front porch living across from Watkins Field!  1241 E St SE is a wide, sunny semi-detached beauty. Listed at $849,000, it […]

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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