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]

Robert Pohl
17 Nov 2021
15 Nov 2021


Lost Capitol Hill: Garfield Park Finds

Over the last few weeks, we have been slowly getting closer to the real crux of our story: Where did indigenous people live on Capitol Hill before the Europeans showed up? Today, we will look at the best evidence found in that direction. In the L’Enfant plan, there is an open space almost directly south […]

14 Nov 2021


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 […]

11 Nov 2021
08 Nov 2021


Lost Capitol Hill: Native Americans on Capitol Hill

Last week, we looked at the Nacotchanks, who lived on the land that would later become the District of Columbia. Today, we look more closely at where, exactly, they were located. In the Captain John Smith map of Virginia., the Nacotchtank are shown to be near what is Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling today, but otherwise there […]

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