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Oddly Out of Place but I Love it

by Prince Of Petworth February 25, 2016 at 10:05 pm 3 Comments


Located right next door to Thaiphoon on S Street, NW in Dupont. Back in the day we learned it is now part of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and: “It was built as a store in 1877, making it one of the oldest remaining buildings in the neighborhood. It certainly is an unusual facade.”


  • Josh

    When I lived nearby, I always wondered the history behind this building. At least now I know when it was built and its original purpose. Thanks for the info.

  • lisavfr

    Upstairs openings designed to bring bales of hay inside with assistance from a pulley/rope suspended from above the opening.

    • anon

      Yes, which makes me think its original use was as a stable/coachhouse.


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