25 Sep 2017


Lost Capitol Hill: Second Baptist Church, Pt. 2

Last week, we looked at the Second Baptist Church, located at 4th Street and Virginia Avenue since the early days of Washington D.C. It was one of the many quiet churches that saw to its parishioners’ spiritual interests with no fuss throughout most of the 19th Century. That would change in with the early 1880s with the […]

18 Sep 2017


Lost Capitol Hill: The Second Baptist Church

The number and variety of churches on Capitol Hill has always been of great interest to me; particularly those that were the first to make their way to this part of the city. Today’s installment is a look at a church that was part of the Hill from the earliest days until 1957. Second Baptist […]

02 Jan 2017


Lost Capitol Hill: Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church

The Capitol Hill United Methodist Church is one of the newer church buildings on the Hill, standing on Seward Square since 1964. The congregation, however, has existed since 1960, when four Hill Methodist churches merged and moved into the house of worship of one of them: the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. This congregation, in turn, […]

20 Mar 2015


Waterfront Church Easter Party, this Sunday

We’re going to ignore for one (cold) second that it’s supposed to snow on Friday and instead we’ll choose to concentrate on the fact that SPRING is coming. And along with spring, Easter egg hunts and celebrations are popping up all over the Hill. This Sunday, the Waterfront Church, 140 L Street SE, invites you […]

06 Jun 2011

Lost Capitol Hill: The Home Theater

When we think of the phrase “Home Theater” today, it is usually in terms of large screens, surround sound, and well-padded chairs, all recreating the experience of going to a movie theater – in the comfort of your own home. Amazingly enough, this phrase has been used since 1949 to describe the experience, even though […]

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