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 […]


05 Jun 2017

Capitol Riverfront/ Near Southeast:

Steadfast Supply Reopening 6/7

If you love to shop for one-of-a-kind art, clothing and accessories from local artists in a well-curated space, you are in luck! Steadfast Supply is back to Navy Yard starting this week. They are now located at 300 Tingey Street SE, #140, just across the street from last year’s temporary digs. Steadfast Supply will be open starting […]


23 Feb 2017

Capitol Riverfront/ Near Southeast:

New Restaurant Alert: Chloe at Arris!

In news to gladden people who love to eat (good) food, Haidar Karoum, the chef behind Doi Moi, Proof and Estadio, will be opening a restaurant in the Near Southeast/Capitol Riverfront/Yards Park area: Chloe. The Arris building –which hosted chic pop-up Steadfast Supply Co. back during the holidays and which counts Philz Coffee and Conte […]


20 Jun 2016

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Latrobe’s Steam Engine

I recently finally read Gordon Brown’s book The Captain Who Burned His Ships, about Thomas Tingey and his building – and rebuilding – of the Washington Navy Yard. I learned a fair bit along the way, including new information about one of my favorite characters in Navy Yard – and Washington D.C. – history: Benjamin […]


04 Apr 2016

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The 1st Michigan Cavalry’s Hospital

A few months ago, I wrote about Carroll’s Spring and was thus surprised to find a connection to it during the Civil War – as a camping place for the 1st Michigan Cavalry. Washington D.C. spent most of its time during the Civil War as an armed camp – and as a hospital. Given the prevalence […]


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