Restored Old Sign on 9th Street Finished

A couple weeks ago we saw the old sign on the 1300 block of 9th St, NW getting restored. It turned out great.

A commenter writes:

“The restored Julius Viedt Jr. sign is done, looks great and we are thrilled. I highly recommend the artist Mark Walker at www.lordants.com. He is also the artist responsible for the great chalkboard work at SundeVich and their painted signage on the wall below ours.”

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  • Looks fantastic. Will make a point to check it out next time I’m in the neighborhood.

  • For those of you interested in the history: Julius Viedt Jr. was the eldest son of Julius Viedt, German immigrant, Civil War veteran, cabinet-maker, and founder and first president of the Washington Saengerbund (still in existence).

    Julius Jr. married Emma Zeh, eldest daughter of William H. Zeh who lived at the 924 N St. Also on this block was the office of the architect who ultimately designed 1314, Richard von Ezdorf, who was the Chief Draftsman and Interior Designer of the State, War, and Navy Building (now the Eisenhower Executive Office Building).

    William Zeh built 1314, 1/2, and Garage in 1887 on the site of a 2-story wood frame structure in which Julius Jr. had his original store since 1879. Though Emma passed away in 1895 Julius continued his tenancy and raised their children in the upper floor apartment until 1911. The Zeh family owned the building until 1943.

  • Very cool, wish this was done more

    • Me too.
      Classic painted signs from the early 1900s are spectacular…period to the building, and a work of art.
      More please!

  • Would have been cooler if a store selling liquor & tobacco was actually there!

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