13 Apr 2015


Lost Capitol Hill: Charles Mason Ford

Last time, I wrote about Albert King, who was present at Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. This week, we observe the sesquicentennial of that terrible day in American history. King was not the only Capitol Hill doctor who assisted the dying President through his last night. Today, I look at another MD, one who later was involved in […]

08 Mar 2009

Lost Capitol Hill: Conrad and McMunn’s Boarding House

On November 1, 1800, President John Adams was finally able to move into the White House. It was barely completed, but enough rooms had been finished for Adams and his wife to move in. The presidential residence was a distinct improvement over the boarding-house in which they had lived since moving to the new Federal […]

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