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Demo Finally Happening at old Sex Club Building at 14th and Corcoran?

by Prince Of Petworth August 14, 2015 at 4:05 pm 24 Comments

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This was the location of a “Questionable Death” at an underground gay sex club back in 2009. You can read some background on the building here:

Fourteenth Street HD 1618 14th Street NW HPA (PDF)

Anyone hear any rumors for what comes after the demo?

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  • accendo

    I wish they would demo the Cloakroom mess at 5th & K NW. After that building collapsed next door, it’s been sitting and decaying further month after month.

    • MVT

      Agreed and that horrible wooden walkway next to it is just a mess.

  • I used to live right on this block and always wondered why nothing was in that space, that’s a rather interesting history.

  • uglybetty

    No a demo except for interior. Permit says: RESTORATION AND REPAIR OF EXISTING TWO STORY PLUS CELLAR MASONRY BUILDING. WORK INCLUDES STRUCTURAL REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENT, ARCHITECTURAL, MEP AND FIRE.

    • lindz0722

      I’m glad to see that! The scaffolding had me worried. This is a unique-looking building, and it’d be a shame to replace it with another glass and concrete box.

      • Duponter

        Unique? It’s a cinderblock box. There’s literally nothing unique about it except what used to go on inside of it.

        • I Dont Get It

          Actually the activity wasn’t that unique.

        • Ben

          Eh – I wouldn’t discount looks. Look at the before and after shots of Le Diplomat!

          • Anon

            +1000

  • Dax

    The Cloakroom is actually being renovated now… the owners bought the lot next door and are expanding the site.

  • andy

    Do they mean demoLITION or demoNSTRATION? I could see some different audiences for this post.

  • First rule of sex club is: You do not talk about sex club.

  • Sex Cauldron? I thought they shut that place down!

    • jim_ed

      +1000. This is a terrific pull.

  • I Dont Get It

    IIRC someone slipped, hit his head and died there.

    • I Dont Get It

      Oops I just noticed this was mentioned in the post #SkipstotheComments

      • I Dont Get It

        Haha I just read the comments from the past linked story and was surprised that I had chimed in under a previous username.

  • Tom

    Background on this, from a very helpful blog that sadly no longer exists:

    http://shortarticlesaboutlongmeetings.blogspot.com/2015/01/1618-14th-street-that-wall-could.html

    • Lisa

      SALM is going to rise from the ashes. Check their home page.

  • spookiness

    *Sign* Another piece of 14th’s rich history of sleaze wiped away. Courtland Milloy might even shed a tear.

  • jaybird

    Was told by one of the construction/engineers that there were talks with J crew but it didn’t pan out. They must be aiming high.

  • loganite

    Given where 14th street has gone, may be they will put in a premium sex club that requires reservation weeks ahead, pack everyone in on tiny beds and have a waiting area outside with vibrators to page you….and don’t forget someone with a clipboard crossing off names….and a gift shop with premium implements made in Detroit or Toledo.

    • I Dont Get It

      +1000

    • Jack Stevens

      Just don’t make the vibrators by Apple as the batteries won’t even last a full day!

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