23 Nov 2015


Lost Capitol Hill: The Inverted Nathanael

A friend recently told me that a story told in his neighborhood was that the Nathanael Greene statue in Stanton Park had fallen off its pedestal once, long ago. He wanted to know if this was actually true or not – certainly something right up my alley. I said that it sounded somehow familiar, but that […]

16 Nov 2015


Lost Capitol Hill: Carroll’s Spring

A major issue in the birth and growth of Washington D.C. was water: how to get good drinking water to its inhabitants. Capitol Hill in particular had issues with this. Fortunately, there were a number of springs that were used throughout the 19th century. In the early days of the city, James Creek was an […]

05 Nov 2015

To Do:

To Do Weekend of November 5th – 8th

It’s November. Can’t even. Tonight the Hill Center Jazz Ensemble will perform under the leadership of saxophonist Marshall Keys. Each performance consists of an original repertoire which reflects the state of jazz in DC.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and the concert begins at 7:30. Tickets are available here. Friday […]

02 Nov 2015


Lost Capitol Hill: T. Edward Clark and his Lumber Yard

Thomas Edward Clark was all of 18 years old when his father, William Clark, died– leaving his son in sole charge of the wood yard that he had opened in the Navy Yard neighborhood. It fell to the young man to continue the business and he jumped at the chance, publishing an elaborate ad in […]

12 Oct 2015


Lost Capitol Hill: A Common Scold

Last week, we looked at the life of the first interviewer: Anne Royall. Today, a little more about her time on Capitol Hill – and especially when she found herself on the wrong end of public opinion. When Royall returned to Capitol Hill in January, 1829 to finish the third of her ‘Black Books’ she […]

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