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
05 Dec 2022

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The 100th Anniversary of the SE Branch of the DC Library

Next weekend, the Southeast Library will be celebrating a very special anniversary: 100 years serving the Capitol Hill community. It is a big milestone, and also the beginning of a whole new era of the library, as the design process for the building’s renovation is nearing completion, and the next step will be a large-scale […]


04 Dec 2022

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 […]


28 Nov 2022

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Reactions to Prohibition

On Monday, December 5, we at The Hill is Home will be celebrating Repeal Day with a special tour. December 5 , 1933, is the day that the 18th Amendment was repealed and alcohol could once again be freely bought and sold. The upcoming tour did have me wonder how the original passing of Prohibition––the […]


27 Nov 2022

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 […]


21 Nov 2022

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The End of the Beer Garden

We ended last week with the shocking suicide of saloon-owner John T. Hofmann, and his burial in Congressional cemetery. While he may have been consigned to the grave, his wife, Elisabeth, continued on without him, after having posted a message of thanks to all of those who had offered her condolences. A month and a […]


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