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Lost Capitol Hill: Library of Congress Open House

October 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Capitol Hill

I admit, this is pretty much the opposite of ‘lost.’ In fact, if you want to see the Library of Congress, particularly the main reading room, today’s your chance. So, to marginally justify the title, I will leave here a couple of pictures from their open house in February 2011.

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Lost Capitol Hill: ‘Buck’ Becker

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront/ Near Southeast

Last week, I wrote about John Becker’s saloon at the end of 8th Street SE. In researching him, I discovered that his son’s life had been much shorter – and much more interesting. Today, the first installment on the life of Charles Schlagel Becker. Appropriate to the season, it involves baseball.

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Lost Capitol Hill: John Collet

September 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Capitol Hill

Four weeks ago, I led a tour through the Navy Yard neighborhood, a tour in which I attempted to recreate what it looked like 200 years earlier, just before the British came through. One of the stops was the old brewery that had been built in an abandoned sugar refinery. I noticed at the time […]

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Lost Capitol Hill: The Show Grounds at 15th and Florida

September 8th, 2014 · No Comments · Capitol Hill, DC

When looking for subjects to write about, I try to stay within the bounds of greater Capitol Hill, which are generally accepted to end at Florida Avenue on the north side. But occasionally, there is something close by that I really want to write about – so I’ll stretch the rules ever so slightly. So, […]

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Lost Capitol Hill: Lt. Col. Franklin Wharton’s Wharf

July 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Capitol Hill

When researching various parts of the Hill, the most interesting part is when some intriguing character becomes involved in the story. Often, they make for better stories than the actual landmark under scrutiny. This certainly goes for Lieutenant Colonel Franklin Wharton, who is far more interesting than the wharf that he owned briefly around the […]

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