It’s part of a former slave plantation in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. But many locals only know about Peirce Mill as an interesting stone building they pass when driving or jogging through Rock Creek Park. We find out about the fascinating past – and exciting future – of this local landmark.

Guests

  • Ron Harvey Park Ranger, National Park Service
  • Steve Dryden author of "Peirce Mill: Two Hundred Years in the Nation's Capitol"; and Vice President, Friends of Peirce Mill
  • Don Hawkins architect; historical cartographer; and Chair Emeritus, The Committee of 100 on the Federal City

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Pop-Up Houses in D.C.

Monday, Jan 26 2015Some residential neighborhoods in D.C. are developing a jagged skyline as row house owners build up -- adding on vertically to create so-called "pop-up" houses with more floors than their neighbors. We consider the practical, aesthetic and zoning issues created by pop-ups buildings.

Wes Moore: Searching for a Life that Matters

Monday, Jan 26 2015Many readers are familiar with the personal story of Wes Moore and his widely-acclaimed memoir about growing up in Baltimore and becoming a combat veteran and Rhodes Scholar. But in his newest work, Moore seeks inspiration in the stories of others--from an Afghan translator he once worked with to one of the world's most successful food entrepreneurs. Moore joins Kojo to explore how people find meaning in the work they do and lessons we can draw from them.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jan 23 2015Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker.