02 Dec 2019


Lost Capitol Hill: Sayles Jenks Bowen

In writing about the post-Civil War renumbering of the city’s houses last week, I briefly mentioned Mayor Sayles Jenks Bowen, pictured on left. While his connection to Capitol Hill is tenuous, he deserves a second look for his ability to get into trouble. Good trouble, as the case was. Born in Scipio, New York in […]

28 Nov 2019

Hill Buzz

I don’t know you about you guys, but I have been ready to eat all the stuffing since last week. I’m currently high on sweet potato pie and blanket warmth. Wherever you are right now, I am grateful that you’re taking the time to read this blog. Every week, I put together this post because […]

25 Nov 2019


Lost Capitol Hill: Ninth Street East pt 2

As described last week, the house numbering scheme in Washington D.C. through the 1860s was a bit of a mess. And the post-Civil War period in Washington was about nothing if not cleaning up messes – often those created by the huge number of people who had moved to the nation’s capital during that struggle. […]

22 Nov 2019


A Great Thanksgiving on the Hill

The secret to a good Thanksgiving resides somewhere in the magic of a not-dry turkey, the perfect stuffing, and an uneasy truce between the lovers and haters of canned cranberry sauce. But here are a few more ideas to make your Thanksgiving on the Hill the best one you’ve ever had– whether it’s your first […]

21 Nov 2019


To Do: Weekend of November 21st – 24th

Thanksgiving is late this year so the holiday season is going to be accelerated. This weekend you might want to take advantage of absolutely nothing or maybe you will be dutifully prepping for the upcoming feast. If you are still looking to get out in the world than here are some options. Tonight, Councilmember Allen’s […]

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