Archive for August, 2009

Seventh Day Baptist Church


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…


Carter G. Woodson House


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.


Some Buildings on the 9th St. Strip

With apologies to Ed Ruscha’s Every Building on the Sunset Strip, here’s a group of six vacant buildings across from the Convention Center at 9th and L St. NW that I stitched together.

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The Gales School

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.


Howard Theatre Update

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.


Wonder Bread Hostess Cake Factory



933 Florida Ave. NW


1859 3rd St. NW

1859 3rd St. NW