10 May 2018


Literary Hill BookFest 2018

Capitol Hill’s biggest book event of the year took place last Sunday in the north hall of Eastern Market. Some 40 authors from the Hill or who write Hill-related material were there to talk with their readers, and maybe sell a few copies of their works. The weather cooperated, with the forecast rain holding off […]

17 Jul 2017


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 […]

29 Feb 2016

H Street:

Found Capitol Hill: The H Street Streetcar

I have often written about street cars and their importance on Capitol Hill, so it will come as no surprise that I (along with a number of other THIH writers) were out on the first day that the new H Street Streetcar was in operation. Below, a few pictures – and because I do write […]

15 Feb 2016


Lost Capitol Hill: Library of Congress Open House

This particular post is a rerun on a day that I hope most of you will be able to spend with your families – at home, no less, given the weather that is bearing down on Washington. However, today it is more accurate to speak of ‘lost’ than the last time I ran it; as […]

29 Jan 2016


A New Landmark for Capitol Hill

Today, in an unsurprising 7-0 vote, the District’s Historic Preservation Review Board voted to add another building to its inventory of historic sites. Buildings on this list are, “deemed worthy of recognition and protection for their contribution to the cultural heritage” of Washington, according to the introduction to the 2009 list. At that time, there […]

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