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“The developer’s squatter barricade has been an effective defense so far.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 5, 2016 at 10:02 pm 14 Comments


A reader reports:

“This house is at the corner of 4th and R NW and has been vacant for a year or so, and the porch is often occupied by squatters. A development group bought it a few months ago and I guess are in the “discovery” phase of planning. A couple weeks ago, we woke up to find this inventive structure. For a moment we thought some resourceful squatters built a home, but then thought “who has doors to spare?” The developer’s squatter barricade has been an effective defense so far.”

  • Emmaleigh504

    But why doors instead of like plywood?

    • Tsar Of Truxton

      Maybe cost? You gotta buy plywood. These are probably just the doors from inside that were going to be tossed during the reno.

    • Nathan

      I see this a lot. I guess when you’re gutting the house you’re taking out the doors anyway, so they figure why not use them?

    • stacksp

      You have to buy plywood

  • Mug of Glop

    When one door closes, another door opens.

    • textdoc


  • Neighborhoodboundarypolice

    Not shaw.

    • LeDroit?

      • Neighborhoodboundarypolice

        Truxton Circle.

        • Truxton, Shaw, LeDroit, Bloomingdale borders get me every time…

          • LedroitTigah

            ledroit is bounded on the south by florida and rhode island, I believe

        • Anon

          Truxton Circle is technically subsumed by Shaw, so Shaw is not incorrect.

  • new

    How is this not the caption contest picture?

  • WhatPlantsCrave

    If the doors of perception were stacked on the porch every thing would appear to man as it is, a mess.


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