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“Dear PoPville,

On Argonne Place NW, one of Adams Morgan/Mt. P’s hidden little streets, there’s a new developer monstrosity happening…call it a shove forward. This block has awesome Wardman-style porches, many with beautiful arches. The houses were built in 1920 and designed by Reginald Wycliffe Geare, the architect of the Lincoln Theater, and they are all nearly identical, but with little differences inside and on the porches. That is, until now, when the developer carving the house up into condos is seemingly turning the front porch into a room, blocking off everyone else’s view and light. It’s got this entire block up in arms and very upset, and I wonder if it’s going on in other places around the city. Help!”

Another reader tweets us:

“Visit Argonne Place, mid-block, to see the demolition of a 1920 Reginald W. Geare house. So sad. Not a popup, but an abomination.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Perhaps you can help me out with this – it’s been bugging me.

I’ve attached a photo below, on the left you’ll see a new building in the Linq complex in Las Vegas, NV. It opened in 2014. On the right you’ll see the old Hecht Company Warehouse, built in 1937 on New York Avenue.

How on earth did this happen? Is it an homage?

Link to NV photo.

Thanks for any insight you can give!”

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1734 6th Street, NW

The Oslo’s website says:

“Oslo is a 9-unit apartment building in Shaw. There are 3- and 4-bedroom units. It’s the perfect home for friends, or maybe you just like a lot of space.

FEATURES:

It’s a brand new building.
Every bedroom has its own bathroom. Never again will you argue over whose turn it is to buy toilet paper.
Modern design, space efficient units, minimalist features.
Kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a stove, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and large basin sink.
Large walk-in showers. No grimy tub.
A space-saving, stackable washer and dryer in every unit.
There are windows everywhere. We’re talking about a lot of light.
Roof deck where you’ll spend your summer.
A small community. You (should) know your neighbors. There’s only 33 of you.
Amazing location in Shaw. Great restaurants, bars with people you want to talk to, some of the best music venues in the city. And the building’s a block from the Shaw Metro station.
Currently under construction. Ready November move-in.”

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