18 Jun 2021

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The To Do List: Week of June 18, 2021

Happy Juneteenth! If you or someone in your life has yet to be vaccinated, make a plan! You can join the Juneteenth Day of Action and help your community get vaccinated. Click here to RSVP. You can also donate to Serve Your City, Ward 6’s mutual aid organization, to mark this special holiday. Today from […]

11 Nov 2019


Lost Capitol Hill: Walter Sowerbutts

Last year, in writing about the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, I wrote about the only veteran I could find at the last minute. I was told that there were, indeed, more, and this year I want to look at one of them: a young man with the mellifluous name […]

19 Nov 2018


Lost Capitol Hill: Hugh Preston Fiscel, pt. 2

Last week, I looked at the life of Hugh Preston Fiscel, and in particular his service during the First World War. I wrote that he was the only veteran of that conflict of whom I was aware of being buried in Congressional Cemetery. While that statement was true when written, I heard shortly thereafter of […]

17 Sep 2018


Lost Capitol Hill: Congressional Cemetery in 1830

Over the last couple of weeks, I have looked at the sections of an 1830 guidebook that covered Capitol Hill. In spite of its length, there is really only one more short excerpt and a few snippets to look at: those pertaining to Congressional Cemetery and the churches of Capitol Hill. The section on the […]

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 […]

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