07 Jan 2019

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: VH-3Ds on the Hill

Last week, I ended my piece on aircraft at the Capitol with the stern admonition not to try this yourself. Today, I will add a –very small– caveat to that statement: Go ahead and do it if you are a pilot with the Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) and have been asked to do so […]


31 Dec 2018

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Autogyros at the Capitol

Over the last weeks we looked at a number of planes who landed or took off more or less successfully at the Capitol. Today, we will branch out a little by looking at a slightly different way of flying. Autogyros were the Next Big Thing for a number of years after being invented in the […]


08 Oct 2018

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Christ Church, Redux

As per my usual habit, today’s piece is a rerun. Christ Church, located today 620 G Street, SE, was built in 1807 and consecrated in 1809, is the oldest church in Washington DC. It was not, however, the first building used by this congregation. That honor goes to a small wooden structure located nearby. Christ […]


27 Sep 2018

Events:

To Do: Weekend of September 27th -30th

Fall has officially arrived! No matter whatever the temperature actually is, there will be pumpkins and hay bales everywhere until we decide to hang the mistletoe. How shall we autumn this weekend? Tonight, journalist Bill Press who is frequently seen at the Hill Center interviewing big shots will be the star of the show as […]


24 Sep 2018

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Louis A. Cornish

I was recently asked about the house at 312 Independence Avenue SE. Apparently, it has been shown on tours as having been built by slaves. While it is likely that any number of the pre-Civil War buildings were built, at least partially, with slave labor, the evidence for this is spotty, so having one building […]


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