25 Mar 2019


Lost Capitol Hill: Schott’s Alley

I was recently reading a book about alley life in Washington and found myself looking at a rather remarkable picture: the pediment of the Senate Office Building rising above a decrepit alley. As it turns out, I was not the only one impressed by this image. It is used on the book’s dust cover as […]

11 Jan 2011

The Little House That Couldn't

You may recall walking up C Street Southeast to Eastern Market on weekends, past a dilapidated house, boarded up and yellowing, collecting old newspapers and rubbish.   It is no longer there. It is now a vacant lot, covered with hay, behind a cheap fence.  Once a Chinese-American-owned market and/or drycleaner (I’m not Robert Pohl–ask […]

12 Aug 2010

Demolition to Move Forward at Hill East

On Tuesday the Washington Business Journal reported the District has applied for a demolition permit to knock down a 165,000 square-foot building on Reservation 13, also know as Hill East.  The building being torn down was once the DC General Hospital pediatrics building, and is located behind the St. Coletta School.  The demolition will include […]

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