21 Feb 2017

Capitol Hill:

Pieces of DC History: National Capital Brewing Company

A reader sent us a picture of this awesome lithographed 1901 calendar from the National Capital Brewing Company of Washington DC. Robert wrote about the brewing company way back in 2009 (wow, time has flown!). Now there is a push by enthusiastic fans to bring it back. As explained by the founder and CEO, “The […]

20 Feb 2017

Capitol Hill:

Lost Capitol Hill: Library of Congress Open House

I have frequently written about the Library of Congress in the past, which is unsurprising in that it is a) and important institution here on the Hill, and b) a place I spend a fair bit of time, both as a tour guide and as a researcher. While you can get in as a visitor […]

13 Feb 2017


Lost Capitol Hill: Fourth Street Methodist Church

I wrote last week of the first Ebenezer church on 4th Street SE. Today we will look at its replacement – a building that is still standing. It is unsurprising that a church built in 1811 would have become out of date and unusable by 1857. This is exactly what happened to Ebenezer. In spite of […]

10 Feb 2017


Betsy DeVos to visit Ward 6 Middle School Friday

Our fresh, new and highly unqualified… wait no, I meant to say highly controversial Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is planning to visit Jefferson Academy Friday morning at 10 a.m. Jefferson is a middle school in Southwest and a part of Ward 6. If you happen to have a free minute this morning, think about stopping […]

07 Feb 2017

Local Politics:

A Valentine for Our District: #HandsOffDC

Politics is a tricky thing to discuss. Here at The Hill is Home we like to pass along information rather than take a stand; however, sometimes it’s necessary for us to stand in solidarity with causes that affect us –and the best neighborhood in DC. This is one of those times. As you may have heard, […]

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