22 Jan 2018


Lost Capitol Hill: Rear Admiral McCormick

When I started looking at the McCormick family two weeks ago, I found myself looking forward to the third of the line. Not only had he been a Rear Admiral in the Navy but a Commandant at the Washington Navy Yard as well. This was, I thought, enough to ensure that he would have stories […]

15 Jan 2018


Lost Capitol Hill: Vandalusia

Last week we looked at Alexander McCormick, Capitol Hill merchant. The McCormick family stayed nearby, starting with his son, also named Alexander McCormick. The younger McCormick was, like his father, not one to make it into the history books; however, two tales of his life are worth mentioning. The first was that McCormick, who was […]

08 Jan 2018


Lost Capitol Hill: Robbery

In the new year, it seems appropriate to go back to the earliest days of the Hill and to one of its earliest inhabitants –especially as there is a crime involved. Some of those who came to Capitol Hill in its earliest days were not there to either build the city or run the country, […]

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