08 Aug 2022


Lost Capitol Hill: More on Pontius Stelle

Last week, we looked at Pontius Stelle’s first hotels on Capitol Hill, ending with his buying the old Tunnicliff’s hotel. As it turned out, Stelle’s tenure in this building was quite short. About a year and a half later, he moved one block to the south, to a new set of buildings that had been […]

07 Aug 2022


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 […]

05 Aug 2022

To Do:

The To Do List: Week of August 5, 2022

Sure, it’s a hot one. But on the bright side, there is a nice breeze going, so why not sit outdoors at a nice patio? Going Out Guide’s Fritz Hahn recently wrote up a list of new rooftop bars, which features new Navy Yard gem Smoke and Mirrors. Yes: the views are really that stunning. […]

02 Aug 2022

Building community:

Ten years later, CHLL U10 win the State Championship

…but this time, the Powers that Be have seen to it that DC is a state (for competitive purposes anyway) and our Capitol Hill Little Leaguers are going to Rhode Island, to represent DC in the Eastern Tournament! Make sure you read the Capitol Hill Little League write-up here so you can get game highlights. […]

01 Aug 2022


Lost Capitol Hill: Pontius Stelle and his hotels

I have written a fair bit about hotels and boarding houses, so important in the early days of Capitol Hill, and the name Pontius Stelle has popped up numerous times but I never have gotten around to researching him. While poking around for ––as always–– something completely different, I came upon a short biography written […]

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