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
18 Feb 2024

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 […]


12 Feb 2024

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The Washington Asylum

When I wrote about Ann Sprigg’s children last week, and specifically about Virginia Sprigg, I wanted to add a link to my piece on the Washington Asylum. Only problem was, I have never written that piece. And so, here goes: In 1821, the Board of Aldermen and Common Council of the District of Columbia decided […]


11 Feb 2024

News:

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 Feb 2024

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Mrs. Sprigg’s Children

Last week I promised to look at Ann Sprigg’s offspring. While she had a number of children, several died young and only four outlived her: two sons, William B and John C, and two daughters, Jane Elizabeth, and Virginia. The youngest of these, Virginia (also known as Jennie) was born ca 1831. She does not […]


04 Feb 2024

News:

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 […]


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