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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: Snowmageddon.

February 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Capitol Hill, DC

To residents of Capitol Hill, it seems like it was just yesterday that the city (and region) were completely paralyzed by a snow storm double-whammy, leaving locals with nothing to do but frolic in the unusual piles of snow that surrounded them. In fact, it has been four years since “Snowmageddon,” and today marks the […]

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Lost Capitol Hill: The Anacostia Engine House

January 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront/ Near Southeast, DC

In writing my latest Hill Rag article, I came across a lot of information about various buildings on Capitol Hill that did not make the cut. Over the next couple of weeks, I will expand on some of what I wrote. Get a Hill Rag today to find out about the Navy Yard schools. Today, […]

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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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