26 Jun 2017

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The Shotgun House on E Street

Most of us on the Hill have noticed the shotgun house that, for many years, stood at 1229 E Street SE, across from the Watkins field. Boarded-up windows and peeling siding showed that its best years were long gone. When the property – including the large open area fronting Pennsylvania Avenue behind it – were […]


09 May 2017

Development:

Penn11 Breaks Ground

Frager’s Hardware made its home for almost 90 years before a fire gutted the building back in 2013. Since then, there have been many questions about what will happen to the property, and how extensive the damage was. You can browse through our Frager’s archives to read up on the timeline of projects proposed. You […]


14 Apr 2017

Development:

Construction Woes: What Can You Do?

What can you do if construction crews are seriously disrupting your life, or if you feel the crews are not following the law? Here's where to start.


23 Dec 2016

Development:

CSX Completes First Tunnel on Virginia Avenue

A few short months after we started this site, news came out that CSX was planning to close Virginia Avenue on the southeast side of the Hill for several years to expand the train tunnel that many residents didn’t know ran below street level. Today, CSX completed the new tunnel that runs south of the […]


30 Apr 2016

News:

Frager’s Is Not Going Anywhere

According to the Hill Rag, a rumor about plans for auctioning off Frager’s contents –which was started on the Moms on the Hill list serve– is false. In the article, Frager’s owner John Weintraub stated that Frager’s is not auctioning off its contents, nor will it go away after 96 years of continuous service. (That sound just […]


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