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1628 15th Street, NW

Obviously whoever buys this (it’s going for $1,825,000) will likely be doing a massive renovation, understandably. Hopefully they are able to preserve much/some of the exterior (and interior I imagine) awesomeness . The brickwork, the windows, the stairs, the details are incredibly. I’m not holding my breath but hoping for a miracle. Behold some of the awesome: Read More

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rendering by Hickok Cole

More info on the proposed development coming next to the Scottish Rite/Masonic Temple at 15th and S Street, NW from EagleBank:

“EagleBank, one of the largest community banks in the Washington, D.C. area, today announced that it provided financing to support the construction of a luxury apartment complex in Northwest Washington, D.C.’s 16th Street Historic District. The project is a joint venture led by Perseus TDC and equity partner Allstate Insurance Company.

EagleBank’s loan offering will fund a significant portion of total project costs, allowing Perseus TDC to construct a five-story, 158-unit luxury apartment building with an underground parking garage for both residents and Scottish Rite Temple patrons. Read More

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Photos and words by @Pharipedia. Phari is one of my favorite photographers who contributes to our Instagram. He’s volunteered to share a bit more with us from his adventures around town. Phari lives on Capitol Hill.

Since its construction in 1860, this late Victorian-style building in Penn Quarter has been home to St. Marc Hotel, Central National Bank, Apex liquor store, Sears, and the headquarters for National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) since 1995. NCNW was founded in 1935 by the great educator, stateswoman, and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune “to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families and communities.”

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16th and Florida Ave, NW

Zay asks us: “what is this?”

This curiosity used to come up every year but it was last asked back in 2016. They are the remaining columns from the Henderson Manor Garden at 16th and Florida Ave, NW.

The Post’s Answerman dug up the full story. In part:

“Burnap’s 16th Street garden featured an open lawn bordered with shrubbery. A high wall faced Florida Avenue and turned the corner at 16th before stepping down to a low wall and ornamental iron fence. At the rear of the property, four Doric columns held up a hanging garden. Most striking was the intricate latticework that covered most of the interior walls.” Read More

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