Does Anyone Recognize This Photo?

facade front, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

Thanks to a buddy of mine for sending me this photo that’s a couple of years old. First one to recognize it gets a free t-shirt.

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  • It’s now DC USA on Irving Street between 14th and 15th Streets, across from the Columbia Heights metro where the farmers market used to be held.

  • Prince Of Petworth

    Wow, that was a quick victory!

  • I thought you asked what that was, not what it is. It was the old front of the post office. It was deemed historic so they had to perserve it, that is why they tore everything down around it and left that. But it is now the new DC USA building.

  • Prince Of Petworth

    This is what happens in a town full of lawyers. Ok, “been around” you win one too, email me directly. Cheers. PoP

  • Yeah, it’s the facade of the 20010 Post Office.

  • Actually, it wasn’t just the 20010 post office…it used to service 20009 as well ’cause that’s where those in the 20009 zip used to have to go to pick up packages…much more convenient than 14th and T is now….

  • Hm. I was thinking that 20009 went to the 18th St Post Office.

    It’s been 20 years since I lived over that way – I could well be forgetting by now.

  • It’s the useless facade that meant we had to walk in the street for 5 years because the sidewalk was closed. I miss the lead paint that flaked off like cherry blossom in the spring breezes…

  • Speaking of T-shirts… 🙂

  • Wasn’t this a Car repair place as well? I remember seeing the sign, but it must have been closed since the early 90’s?

  • @Anonymous: Useless facade? Its the only remotely notable feature of the otherwise nondescript, boxlike architecture of DC USA. I am sure that the facade was preserved for some kind of tax write off, but I’m still glad they kept it.

  • Actually, this was not the post office. The post office was next door and was torn down. This was once a Pontiac dealership, and it was empty for quite a while.

  • I read somewhere that this was the only US post office ever condemned because of a rat infestation. I lived at 16th and Irving when they knocked down the building (the week of September 11, 2001, incidentally) and can testify that there were a lot more rats than usual for a while after the demolition.

  • Regardless, they should open a new post office in the DC USA.

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