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“there’s a new developer monstrosity happening…call it a shove forward”

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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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