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Lost Capitol Hill: The Wheeler Ferry

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Capitol Hill

I have previously written about the bridges that cross the Anacostia River, but long before these were built, there were other ways of crossing the river. Today we will look at one method that had considerable importance in the early years of the District of Columbia.

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Lost Capitol Hill: McDowell’s Grain Elevator

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Capitol Hill

Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed a building in the background of last week’s column. No, not the Capitol: The building marked “McDowell & Sons Steam Elevator Grain and Linseed Meal.” Yes, there used to be a feed warehouse a few blocks from the Capitol. Today, we’ll look at the story of this unlikely business.

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Lost Capitol Hill: Aftermath From the Battle of Fort Stevens at Lincoln Hospital

December 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · Capitol Hill, DC

Next year marks the 200th anniversary when Washington burned in the War of 1812. It also marks the 150th anniversary when Confederate forces attacked Fort Stevens, a Civil War outpost located near Missouri and Georgia Avenue, NW. I will return to these two important moments in history many times in the next months and year, but first I want […]

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To Do

November 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Capitol Hill

Hey folks, what do you have planned for this weekend? Here’s some ideas… Tonight check out the Atlas’ monthly happy hour series they’re calling Atlas After Dark. From 6-9 pm the Atlas cafe will run drink specials and there is music by Nistha Raj, a talented local musician who plays  the 5 string violin in […]

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56th Annual Capitol Hill House & Garden Tour

April 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill South

If I see an open house, chances are I’m going in to check it out. I love design and home décor, so the situation is pretty much the equivalent of the proverbial kid walking into a candy store. Given Sharee’s recent posts about her home search, I have to admit I also find myself drawn […]

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