14th and G St, NW
Former Clement’s, Grafix Tattoos and Italian Kitchen and apparently Ollie’s Trolley. Future Armenian Genocide Museum? And a great history of the National Bank of Washington building – in the meantime I thought this was cool:
From the side of the Oasis Market in NoMa. Has held up strong from when it was first painted in Aug. 2012.
The power of PoPville
From DC Water:
“Wendy doesn’t take kindly to people vomiting in boots.”
Thanks to all who tweeted and emailed us while this was going up – it’s near Uncle Chip’s on North Capitol south of Florida:
Stumbled across a couple more cool sewer murals:
From 7th/Georgia and Florida/U Street in the parking lot of the CVS on the side of the new Shay building:
Photo by PoPville flickr user James0806
From a press release:
“This year marks the 45th anniversary of Salon Roi at its original location in Woodley Park. The first full service unisex salon in the District, Salon Roi has gained recognition for the unique Marilyn Monroe Mural that was painted on its south facing, exterior wall.
Originally called Charles the First for its co-founder Charles Stinson, Salon Roi was named “Best Salon” in 1981 by Washingtonian Magazine. The original owner, Roi Barnard, sold the salon to current owner Daiva Kasteckaite in 2007.
“I have many clients that have been with me the entire 45 years. I gave all their children their first haircuts and still do when they visit their parents,” said Barnard, who still works as a stylist at Salon Roi three days a week. Looking to the future, Barnard says of the new owner, Kasteckaite, “She is relentless in her strife for excellence. The salon is fresh and has many added services, including a spa and boutique.”
Over the years, the iconic Marilyn Monroe Mural has attracted attention to the salon. In 1981 Stinson commissioned John Bailey to paint the mural for Barnard’s 40th birthday. When the mural was painted “all the media mavens came…they were interviewing people in the street for their opinion. Everyone loved and loves it” said Barnard.
In 2001 the Woodley Park neighborhood contributed funds and brought Bailey back to restore the mural to its original vibrancy. As part of the unveiling of the restoration, lights were installed – funded by Starwood Urban – which illuminate the mural at night. Chipotle Mexican Grill on the corner of Connecticut Ave. and Calvert St. pays for the ongoing electrical costs for the lighting.”
1511 7th Street, NW just north of P Street
Couple more shots after the jump. (more…)
Photo tweeted to us by @jjmessner
Thanks to @jjmessner for tweeting us the new mural on 18th Street by Amsterdam Falafel. Reminds me of this one from lower Barracks Row also by Aniekan.