25 Apr 2016


Lost Capitol Hill: John L. Wirt

Last week, I looked at the tussle between Representatives Rathbun and White on the House floor. While the fracas itself was quickly resolved, and the combatants soon realized the error of their ways, there was a coda to the events of that day that had long-lasting repercussions. While Rathbun and White were going at it, […]

02 Nov 2015


Lost Capitol Hill: T. Edward Clark and his Lumber Yard

Thomas Edward Clark was all of 18 years old when his father, William Clark, died– leaving his son in sole charge of the wood yard that he had opened in the Navy Yard neighborhood. It fell to the young man to continue the business and he jumped at the chance, publishing an elaborate ad in […]

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