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  • anony

    I don’t get it. It’s some form of art, but does it have anything to do with the american legion? Not that it has to, but still…i don’t get it.

    • Dave

      That building is privately owned, not by the legion. those are ginko leaves.

  • also of note: the American Legion filing an appeal to keep Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in place.


    don’t they have anything better to do with their money, you know, like, helping veterans?

  • MichelleRD

    Looks nice, but I liked the subtlety of the old version. It was like a secret in plain view.

    Opposition to DADT is despicable. What does it change for them?

  • JMC

    Note that someone commented on the March 2010 post saying that this isn’t in fact the American Legion Building. Can anyone confirm?

    • greent

      It is NOT the american legion bldg. i worked in this bldg years ago, and it is NOT repeat NOT the american legion bldg.

  • Anonymous

    I suspect they are indeed two distinct parcels of real property.

    The American Legion Washington Headquarters is at 1608 K Street, NW:


    The City Building (with the broccoli) is at 1612 K Street, NW:


    1608 K Street, NW, Lot 824 in Square 185 pays no real property taxes:


    while 1612 K Street, NW, Lot 823 in Square 185 (with the broccoli) has the burden of paying more than a quarter million dollars of real property taxes every year:


    • Jason

      Those taxpayerservice center links only work in your current session. They aren’t permalinks.

  • Dave

    It’s owned by Ethan Grossman LLC. They are the nicest owners in the world, I highly recommend them to anyone looking for fairly priced office space in the district.

  • Anonymous

    interesting but my first thought is… “Stinko, Ginko”


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