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 Oct 2021

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Charles Gessford

Charles Gessford is one of those people who was important in making the Capitol Hill neighborhood what it is today. The many houses he build between 1881 and his death in 1894 continue to define the architectural landscape that is our part of the city. It would appear that someone who has been so prolific […]


18 Oct 2021

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 […]


15 Oct 2021
11 Oct 2021

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Indigenous People

I usually go to reruns on this weekend, but given that today is now Indigenous Peoples’ Day, it seems like I should repeat something more attuned to that holiday. Unfortunately, I do not have anything that fits the bill. The sad fact is that there is very little left over from the original residents of […]


10 Oct 2021

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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