23 May 2017

News:

Hill Buzz

Navy Yard’s Salt Line Set to Start Shucking Oysters June 1 (Eater DC) A Pair of Capitol Hill Alley Dwellings To Address the Missing Middle (Urban Turf) Star Wars Yoga in the Middle of a Cemetery Is the Break You Need (Washingtonian) DCRA/City Faulted as Weed Business Moves into Capitol Hill Residential Neighborhood (Capitol Hill […]


22 May 2017

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Henry and Sylvia Wilson

Last week, we looked at the aftermath of a raid on a young enslaved African-American. Despite having almost bought himself free, he was taken away from Mrs. Sprigg’s boarding house and sold. Joshua Giddings, Abraham Lincoln’s messmate at Mrs. Sprigg’s, attempted to rescue the young man from a slave pen, but was thwarted because Henry Wilson had […]


16 May 2017

News:

Hill Buzz

Photo by Jim Havard on Flickr Indie Retail May Be Struggling—But Not These Capitol Hill Bookstores (Washington City Paper) Police: 3 busted, arsenal seized after chaotic evening in Southeast (WTOP) 54 D.C. neighborhoods, at a glance (Curbed DC) Map Shows D.C.’s Most Dangerous Areas For Pedestrians (DCist) Four upscale apartments near Nats Park to include […]


15 May 2017

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Slave Traders in the Hill

Last week, I was running out of time, so I simply put up a rerun with a tiny bit of research to add a little more detail. While doing so, I stumbled onto information that I dearly wish I had known when I wrote my book on the D.C. Emancipation Act. When Abraham Lincoln moved to […]


11 May 2017

ANC:

Denise Krepp Asks Chaffetz, Sessions, to Investigate Undeserved Bonuses to Warden Jarvis

The following went out as an email to Denise Krepp’s constituents this morning. We have shared it with you, our readers, with Krepp’s permission, as the subject matter is relevant not just to her Single Member District but to the whole of the District of Columbia– and the country in general. Edited for clarity and to insert […]


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