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Dear PoP – Cool Old Facade Demolished at 14th and Belmont, NW

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2009 at 11:00 am 12 Comments

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“Dear PoP,

There used to be a large, historic apartment building shell near 14th and Belmont, behind the demolished former strip mall. Clearly it took a lot of effort and money to preserve the facade of this building, (possibly it was gutted by fire – I don’t really know). But it’s now it’s been demolished. Any word on what the plan for that building shell was, and what is coming to this intersection now? With both the apartment shell and the strip mall gone, this has become a very sizeable vacant lot in a good location. But I’m sad that the old facade won’t be part of the new development.”

Wow that is crazy. The facade was there for so long I thought for sure it’d be preserved. Here’s what it looked like (back left hand side of photo below):

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Anyone have the scoop here? Think the facade should’ve been preserved?

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