If you’ve driven down 9th Street NW before, I’m sure you’ll recognize this building with it’s memorable mural dedicated to Carter G. Woodson among others.
A closer inspection after the jump.
According to Victorian Secrets:
In 2004, the Historic Preservation Review Board approved a plan to incorporate the church into an upscale residential project, but, other than being more securely boarded up, the church has stood visually unchanged for four years.
The fascinating history of the building and more photos after the jump…
The National Park Service acquired the Carter G. Woodson House at 1538 9th Street NW in 2005. The Park Service website states:
Completion of the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site will include a restoration and renovation of historic buildings; development, fabrication, and installation of interpretative exhibits; production and distribution of educational and interpretative materials and other site improvement such as parking, way-finding signs, wayside exhibits and much more.
The house however is still “vacant, closed to the public, and in need of rehabilitation.” More information about the house and Carter G. Woodson himself, after the jump.
This beautiful building can be found on the 100 block of Massachusetts Ave. NW.
More photos and a Google Maps satellite image showing the hollowed insides after the jump.
Work continues on the Howard Theatre renovation, even if it is not at the most blistering pace. The Theatre is now adorned with 2 banners, one saluting Michael Jackson, the king of pop.
Check out the banners up close after the jump.