05 Jun 2017


Lost Capitol Hill: The Devil’s Elbow

When researching Hill history, I often come across names for geographical features that are no longer in use, such as Garrison Street or Navy Yard Hill or Carroll’s Spring Today, I’ll look at a more sinister name once belonging to a landmark which – like Carroll’s Spring– no longer exists. The Anacostia River today is fairly benign, swinging […]

02 Jan 2017


Lost Capitol Hill: Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church

The Capitol Hill United Methodist Church is one of the newer church buildings on the Hill, standing on Seward Square since 1964. The congregation, however, has existed since 1960, when four Hill Methodist churches merged and moved into the house of worship of one of them: the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. This congregation, in turn, […]

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