Life on Capitol Hill

An entrance to the Navy Yard anchors the south end of Barracks Row. June 7, 2017. 9:20pm.

The former Odd Fellows Lodge on Barracks Row – now the administrative offices for the Shakespeare Theater. June 7, 2017, 9:07pm.

The Hine Project from the corner of 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue, June 7, 2017, 8:46pm.

The Hahn Building, now home of Community Connections, 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. April 9, 2017

Steam from the Capitol Power Plant bisects the moon. March 13, 2017

The EXXON Station at 4th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, February 13, 2017

At the end of the Women’s National March on Washington, some marches left their signs at the base of the statue of President Garfield, in Garfield Circle at the base of the West Front of the US Capitol.


Christmas Tree from Idaho, West Front of the U.S. Capitol. In the Background, Inaugural Stand Is Under Construction. December 14, 2016


Election Day, 2016, Eastern Market North Hall Polling Place November 8, 2016, c. 11:00am.

Mayor Bowser Documents an Illegally Parked City Vehicle During Her Walk About in Hill East. September 13, 2016.


Watkins School Under Renovation. August 9, 2016.

July Fourth Parade Watchers on Barracks Row. July 4, 2016

View of 7th Street from the Market Manager’s Office, Eastern Market. May 26, 2016.


A Crowd Gathered at Eastern Market after Word Spread that First Lady Michelle Obama Was Lunching at Radicci. March 15, 2016

CHC Reports that SE Safeway Is Slated for Redevelopment. March 30, 2016

Las Placitas Reopened on Lower 8th Street. January 3, 2016


Commemoration of Adolph Cluss, Eastern Market Architect, by Artist William Fleischell, in former Fire Call Box at Corner of 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. November 26, 2016

Pete’s Diner, at 212 2nd Street, SE. November 17, 2016. A CHC favorite place.

Jimmy T’s Place, at 501 East Capitol Street. November 17, 2016. A CHC favorite place.

Shushi Capitol, at 325 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. November 16, 2016. A CHC favorite place.

The legendary Tune Inn, at 331 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. November 16, 2016. A CHC favorite place.

Capitol Hill Books at 657 C Street, SE. November 16, 2016. A CHC favorite place.

Purple Calla Lilies at Angie’s Stand inside Eastern Market. November 4, 2016.

Cranes over the Hine Project, South Building. October 15, 2016.


Capitol Hill neighbors planted Heavenly Blue morning glories, which soon enveloped an ugly new No Parking Here to There sign. / Photo and story by Stephanie Cavanaugh. See here:

Hine Project, South Building, from the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue. October 15, 2016.

Hine Project North Building, from the intersection of 7th and C Streets. October 13, 2016.

Things sure have changed around here. Union Meats at Eastern Market is offering Wagyo beef at $98.00 a pound. September 10, 2016.

The Fridge, at 516 & 1/2 8th Street, rear alley, has some fresh exterior paint. August 22, 2016.

The Hine Project, from the corner of 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, September 5, 2016.

Saturday, August 6, circa 12 noon. Watkins School Modernization Project underway. See here for details:  August 6, 2016.

Fire engines answered what turned out to be a false alarm at Eastern Market, today, July 31, 2016,  at circa 3:00pm.

A Look Back at the Week Ending July 23, 2016

& Pizza has finally got its permits in order and work has resumed on the Barracks Row outlet. The city issued a stop work order last summer after determining work was proceeding without the appropriate permits.  July 17, 2016.

Not many thought ACE Check Cashing an asset to the 600 block of PA Ave, SE. In July of 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took enforcement action against ACE Cash Express, one of the largest payday lenders in the United States, for pushing payday borrowers into a cycle of debt.  July 20, 2016.

The storm that ripped through the District on the night of July 19, 2016. felled this tree on 6th Street between D and E Streets, SE (Photo courtesy of Bob Gellman)