18 Sep 2017

History:

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 […]


28 Aug 2017

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Bloodfield

I will be straying off the Hill proper today – just a little bit – for a story that promises gore and depredation in large quantities. It is the history of a small neighborhood just across South Capitol Street from Capitol Hill, with the evocative name of Bloodfield. The earliest mentions of Bloodfield come in […]


17 Jul 2017

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The Decline and Fall of Pipetown

Over the past few weeks we have looked at Pipetown and the decline and fall of Pipetown resident William Steele. His life mirrored the changes that were sweeping through the neighborhood. The first major change was the laying of the Baltimore and Potomac Rail Road lines through the area, effectively cutting off Pipetown from the […]


10 Jul 2017

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The Short, Unhappy Life of William M. Steele

Last week, we looked at the origins of Pipetown and the rather bizarre noise complaint that brought a number of its citizens into conflict with the law and into the court of Judge Ivory Kimball (pic). Unfortunately, this was not the end of court appearances for one of those fined on that occasion. William Steele went […]


05 Jul 2017

News:

Hill Buzz

  Loft Offices and 240 Apartments: The Big Expansion Plans For Union Market (UrbanTurf) District Winery Plans to Produce 20 Different Wines in Yards Park (Eater DC) Eastern Market: A Historic Neighborhood in Hine-sight (UrbanTurf) ChiKo—Casual Chinese and Korean—Comes to Barracks Row Friday (Washington City Paper) In Face of Opposition, Hispanic Caucus PAC Pulls Application for Office Near the […]


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