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Ask the Hill Historian: Stanton Park

Indicated on Pierre L'Enfant's original plan for the city of Washington in 1791, Stanton Park is one of the larger Capitol Hill parks. Its...

Frager’s Reopens Friday on Pennsylvania

On Friday, May 3, an iconic piece of the Capitol Hill community returns home. Historic Frager’s Hardware returns to 1115 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, to...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

 Now that April’s here my Knockout Rose is sprouting. This rose was far too big for its space last year, but I forgot to...

The Old Naval Hospital: The Hill Center is full of history

Construction of the Old Naval Hospital began in 1864 in response to the critical need for hospital care during the Civil War, but the...

Aging in Place

Living in a neighborhood like Capitol Hill that’s populated with lots of adjoined townhomes offers unique design possibilities for homeowners lucky enough to own...

Seven Small Trees for Capitol Hill Gardens

Awake, north wind! O South wind come, breathe upon my garden, let its spices stream out. -Song of Songs 4:16 It’s time to prepare for spring,...

Real Estate Matters

Spring is when the real estate market goes crazy ‘round these parts. Sellers feel like their home will sell for more when the trees...

Dear Garden Problem Lady,

My camellia buds froze and dropped in early February. By Feb. 11 my daffodils started to bloom. Such wild swings – freezing – rain...

Five Things to Know When Remodeling an Historic Home

Remodeling an historic house in Washington presents many challenges, but also abundant rewards. Data from Realtor.com and the National Register of Historic Places indicates...

Imperfect Produce

Food waste. It’s one of the environmental issues de jour. As much as 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted –...