Buzzard Point – from Indians to Soccer – Overbeck Lecture

Posted on January 14th, 2017 by Elizabeth Nelson

The Overbeck Capitol Hill History lecture series continues its 2016-17 year on Monday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. at Hill Center when local historian Hayden Wetzel takes a look at the often-neglected neighborhood of Buzzard Point, SW, located close to Capitol Hill and the Navy Yard along the Anacostia River.   After the Indian habitation of the area, Buzzard Point attracted the attention of early 1800s speculators, city planners, market gardeners, numerous small industry owners and a small residential community.  Wetzel’s powerpoint presentation will continue on to the proposed soccer stadium and other plans for the area.

A professional tour guide, Wetzel will share his research of this area adjacent to Fort McNair.  He has also contributed to the record of Washington by researching and writing many landmark nominations and studies of various aspects of DC life.

The lecture will be held at Hill Center at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE at 7:30 pm.  Register at  or simply call 202-549-4172Seating will begin at 7:00 pm for those who hold reservations.  Available seats will be released to guests on the waiting list beginning at 7:15 pm.