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  • They should have just torn it down, what an eyesore

    • sbc

      as someone below noted, it’s on the National Register of Historic Places, so it can’t just be knocked down (and it’s a cool building). I hope it gets redeveloped (offices? charter school? condos?) because it’s not much good to anyone now, but it apparently has asbestos and other problems that make rehab quite expensive. Maybe once the Wharf and more stuff by the Navy Yard open up…this place is right in between.

  • D

    Wow, stunning. Will go out of my way to check it out next time I’m down there.

  • Anonymous

    This is awesome! DC could use more projects like this!

  • frickorfrack

    Juvenile in concept, rank amateur in execution, perhaps aesthetically criminal….in one opinion.

    • G

      What type of art projects, if any, do you like?

  • Anonymous

    I think they’re planning on tearing this church down anyway.

    • Citizen

      I hope so, because this is an eyesore.

      • Anonymous

        If only you liked visual art as much as drama your highness.

    • saf

      It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is one of the few pre-urbanrenewal buildings in SW.

      • Anonymous

        It was built in the 1870s, so it’s gotta be one of the oldest churches still standing in the District.

  • ET

    I like it. It is fun and creative. Unfortunately I am not sure this was a good idea – as illustrated by ewillia8’s comments – because DC doesn’t really tolerate this type of thing all that well.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s really fun.

  • SWlocal

    Keep SouthWest Weird DC!

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s wonderful!

  • Looks fantastic!

  • Anonymous

    finally! something joyful that doesn’t have either a Decoy or Towles “urban angst” figure on it.

  • +1

    It’s great. I love massive street art projects like this. It’s power lies in the overwhelming scale.

  • I like the idea, but the execution was poor.

  • Anonymous

    why did a rainbow throw up on this poor church?

  • Anonymous

    I like it!

  • anon

    i think this looks really cool (im a big fan of Hense)… but I worry about the logistics here… if they aren’t going to tear it down… are they planning on repainting? Blasting off the paint to expose the brick again? not sure that either of those options (maybe there are others?) will leave a very nice surface for whatever happens at this location next.


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