Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Homicide on The Hill – Preservation Cafe

Posted on September 18th, 2020 by Elizabeth Nelson

“Homicide on The Hill”, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Robert Pohl, a Capitol Hill neighbor, author, and professional tour guide will present “something spooky” for Halloween at this virtual Preservation Cafe. 

Like every neighborhood, Capitol Hill has had its share of murders in its long history. Even the white-domed Capitol has been the location of a brutal murder, though the more usual backdrop for such events were the alleys and hovels in the poorer sections of the neighborhood.

Homicide victim, Beulah Limerick

Some murders are simply the usual tawdry acts of spite and anger, but others have had long-lasting consequences. This talk looks at all manner of murders, including one committed in a house originally built by George Washington, another that had judicial repercussions that continue to this day, and an unsolved murder that involved one of Capitol Hill’s most famous names.

Join us from the comfort of your own home, maybe with a restorative close to hand, as Robert Pohl, local historian and author takes us on a ghastly tour of these grisly events.

Our CHRS Preservation Cafés are free to CHRS members and non members.

This link will be enabled shortly before the meeting:

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Call in number: 415-655-0001
Meeting password: 42556933#

Ida Bonine, accused and  acquitted of murder,  with her lawyers