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
30 Nov 2020

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Cyber Monday Tour Deal!

Have you ever wished you could learn more about Hill history, but clicking on links at The Hill is Home is just too much work? Have you ever wondered what has gone on behind those many straight-laced looking row houses on the Hill in past times? Have you ever thought that a walk through your […]


30 Nov 2020

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The Capitol Hill Hotel

Over the last two weeks, we have looked at the Carroll Arms Hotel and its shadier side. Today, we’ll look at some of its brighter spots – as well as its eventual demise. Probably the most famous person to get his start here was none other than Mark Russell, who got a gig there in […]


25 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Shady Doings at the Quorum Club

Last week, we looked at the origins and some of the famous and infamous residents of the Carroll Arms Hotel, just north of the Capitol. Today, we will look at its most infamous resident. It was not a person who earned this accolade, but a club: The Quorum Club. It had been founded by Bobby […]


18 Nov 2020
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