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Ask the Hill Historian: Marion Park

Marion Park is bounded by Fourth and Sixth Streets and at the intersection of E Street and South Carolina Avenue. It is named in...

The 62nd CHRS House and Garden Tour

The 62nd House and Garden Tour of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) takes place on Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 and 12. Focused...

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...

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...

Ask the Hill Historian

On August 6, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Washington, DC police department. While DC had a police force at the time,...

Ask the Hill Historian: Naval Lodge Number 4

The Masonic Naval Lodge at 330 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE is an important institution established in the early years of the creation of the city....

Ask the Hill Historian: Eastern Market

You love shopping there on weekdays or on the weekend but the market’s history is as interesting as the building itself. Here’s how it...

Providence Hospital

Many aren’t’ aware that Capitol Hill was home to a famous hospital with a history associated with President Lincoln. Providence Hospital was established in...

The Blue Castle

You may have wondered about the large blue building standing in the Navy Yard at 8th and M streets SE. What is its purpose...

History: Capitol Hill Alley Dwellings

Washington DC is home to a large number of historical alleys. Many of those alleys are located on Capitol Hill and are thriving as...