04 Dec 2017


Lost Capitol Hill: Mollie McDonough

That the Civil War pitted brother against brother is hardly a new insight. Stories of tragic reunions occurring on the battlefield are legion. However, some of the coincidences are more far-reaching. One of these stories begins at the Washington Navy Yard, and ends in Congressional Cemetery– but not in the direct route one would expect. […]

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 […]

06 Mar 2017


Lost Capitol Hill: George W. Taylor’s Diving Bell

As long as people have gone to sea, boats have sunk. There have also been attempts to raise the boats – or at least their cargo. While today, submersibles, SCUBA outfits, and diving suits make this possible, the methods used in past centuries were not quite as… um, reliable. An early technology, described by Aristotle […]

28 Feb 2017


Hill Buzz

A protected bikeway on Florida Avenue? Yes please! (Greater Greater Washington) One of D.C.’s most exclusive spots? Congressional Cemetery’s dog park. (The Washington Post) What Neighbors Say Is an Event/Party House Near Capitol Comes Under City Scrutiny (Capitol Hill Corner) A Sit-Down Restaurant for Arris: Chloe Coming in Fall 2017 (JDLand)

15 Jun 2016


From The Events Calendar: CINEMATERY!

It feels like summer, so this is the time to take long strolls in the dark and watch movies outdoors –and feed large populations of mosquitoes while we do so. But few outdoor movie-watching experiences sound as memorable as catching a flick at Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E Street SE. And guess what? You can do […]

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