Thursday, January 12, 2012

Then and Now: North Capitol NW, between Quincy and R Streets

Then: April 29th, 2006
future

Then: May 19th, 2007:
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Then: April 16th 2008
empty, empty, creepy, borf, empty

Now: January 10th, 2012:
still empty, still empty, still creepy, empty, still empty.


Amazing the difference, huh?

6 comments:

  1. That is amazing...when was this last used as a firehouse and what is it now? I'd love to know the address to do some research for a post on my blog. What a beautiful building.

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  2. someone can hopefully correct me, but i believe it closed as a firehouse in the early-mid 80's. I think it was a short lived community space after that.
    the address is 1626 North Capitol NW.

    my first time walking into the space was the inspiration for this blog.

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    1. Hey, check this out. I found this old B&W photo of the firehouse. Super cool. Gotta love Library of Congress.

      http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/hhh.dc0338.photos.026970p/

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  3. oh.. and currently a developer owns hit and is supposed to turn it into a restaurant. I don't know the status of that project.

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  4. Hello my name is Ruth Davis-Rogers and I'm the new Executive Director for North Capitol Main Street program. A developer does own it and is currently working to make it into a restaurant(there is no date for opening it yet). What a great reuse for this wonderful old building. If you drive or walk past you can see the progress!

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  5. Hi Ruth,
    thanks for commenting. Congratulations on the job. We've been following the saga of the firehouse for a long time on this blog, for about 6 and a half years. From the initial tours, the rfps, the award to NextGen, the different possibilities/restauranteurs. all of it. I love the building and am still excited by what will happend there, but i haven't seen progress in a long time. Do you know the current status?

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